If your kids are like mine, they like to look at themselves in the mirror. They like to make funny faces, and when they were younger it was uncommon to find them in the bathroom making themselves laugh by what they saw in the mirror. Mirror Mirror is a fun game that builds on that to help kids learn and practice what emotions look like. These are the important “See It” and “Mimic It” phases of the The Super Simple Feelings Management Technique.
Items Need to Play
You don’t need much to play this game. All you need is
- A mirror (one on the wall is fine for one child, but if you’re playing with a group you might want hand mirrors).
- A list of emotion words (our Hope 4 Hurting Kids Emotion Cards or the My Feelings Workbook are great if you need help.)
How To Play
- Name an emotion.
- Have the child act out what their face would look like if they felt that emotion.
- Have them say out loud the name of the emotion and what their face looks like in the mirror.
Alternative Way To Play
- Use the I Feel Scenario Cards.
- Select a card and read the scenario to the child.
- Have them act out what their face might look like.
- Have them name the emotion they see.
For more awesome resources for learning about and dealing with emotions, please visit our Hope 4 Hurting Kids Emotions Help Center.