Heya there, parents and teachers!
We are so very excited to share this fun, vocabulary-boosting activity with you today.
These Everyday Emotion Puppets are themed after Malty the Blue Tiger, and can help your little learn that everyone feels a variety of ways on any given day—even tigers!
To make these puppets, simply cut blue paper or blue foam into circles.
Cut out two extra rounded pieces for each to serve as ears; glue to adhere.
Ask your littles to draw a different emotion on each face (you can help, if needed!).
We added some wiggly eyes and a yellow scarf for Malty pizzaz. 😊
Glue each face to a wooden stick, and write the appropriate emotion on each.
We wrote ours in Spanish so our littles could learn some brand new vocabulary!
If you'd like to do the same, here are some words to get you started:
happy • feliz
sad • triste
worried • preocupado(a)
surprised • sorprendido(a)
Each day, ask your littles to pick the Malty faces they best relate to.
(You can even keep them in a jar labeled "Today I feel...")
Not only is this exercise helpful for children who are learning to
identify how they feel, but also for those learning new words in Spanish.
In fact, it can be easier for some children to express their feelings using another
language—or a friendly character!—as a medium.
That's all there is to it! We'd love to see your creations.
Share your Everyday Emotion Puppets with us by using the hashtag #MaltyTheBlueTiger
You look like someone who enjoys
a great puppet show!
Here's how to make another Malty puppet!