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Personal Flip Face Book DIY : Emotional Intelligence

How to Make Personal Faces Flip Book of Your Children:

You can alternatively use laminated cards with circular faces if you do not want to take photos of your children. This can be done for psychological purposes, playing and/or for general parenting. First take a series of photos of each of the kids in common feelings/emotional states:

  • Calm
  • Sad
  • Excited
  • Scared
  • Tired/Sleepy
  • Confused
  • Disappointed
  • Happy
  • Angry
  • Sick

Make prints of the photos. Glue the photo prints onto 4″x6″ foam sheets (dollar store). Punch holes at the top – for the rings to hold everything together as a “Flip book of Faces.” Then make a cardboard stand – about 4″ x 6.5″ – a little longer than the foam sheets. The base was 3″ deep, with a fold in the middle.

How to Use The Face Book & Variations:

  • Faces of family members – This could get funny! Especially if you insert each photo into a plastic photo slip that can be colored on with dry erase markers – kids could change the feelings/emotional states of the photos!
  • Social skills training – teach kids to recognize facial cues so they know how to respond appropriately.
  • Mood indicator
  • Feelings Restaurant Menu for Play: “I would like to order Sad, please.”
  • Imitation of their own facial expressions.

Click Here for my post containing many FREE printable Feeling Charts.

Click Here for my post containing many FREE Emotion Cards.


Mother, Pediatric Nurse and a Trail Blazer for Positive Change.

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