Emotion Egg Faces

Easter Egg FacesWith Easter coming up soon, it’s a great time to stock up on empty Easter Eggs. These Emotion Egg Faces are a simple, fun and captivating way to help kids learn about, and express, emotions. They can be utilized for several of the steps in the The Super Simple Feelings Management Technique.

How to Make Emotion Egg Faces

  • All you need for this craft is empty Easter Eggs, a marker and some clay or play-doh (optional).
  • Draw a different emotion face on each Easter Egg. The eyes and the nose should go on the top half of the egg with the mouth on the bottom.
  • Put a piece of clay in the bottom of each egg. This helps them to stand up better (you can see we used stands made out of pool noodle for the picture above)

How to Use Emotion Egg Faces

  • Discuss the various emotions as the child is drawing them on the eggs. Explore with them what different emotions look like (in terms of your eyes, nose and mouth). Encourage them to show you what the emotion looks like on their face (perhaps showing them in a mirror) so they can draw it on the egg.
  • Create Emotion Egg Faces separately from the child for the same emotions. Compare your Emotion Egg Faces with the child’s and explore how they look similar and how they look different.
  • Encourage the child to tell a story using the Emotion Egg Faces. Help their story along where needed, but encourage them to tell most of the story.
  • Finally, and this may be the most fun, mix up the top halves of the eggs with the bottom halves. Talk about what each new egg looks like and how they would describe it.

For more awesome resources for learning about and dealing with emotions, please visit our Hope 4 Hurting Kids Emotions Help Center.

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Written by Wayne Stocks
Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families. Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son's soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship). You can reach Wayne at wayne@hope4hurtingkids.com.