Many children love to make collages where they take pictures from magazines and glue them on poster board. Collages are a fun way for children to learn to read the emotions of other people. Don’t worry if your child is resistant to finding pictures of feelings or people. Let him choose whatever he likes and you can choose the feelings.
On some occasions you can set it up so that he chooses his collage topic and you choose yours, which of course will be feelings. Set a timer and when it goes off after five minutes, you have to switch seats and work on the other person’s collage for the next five minutes. This not only helps your child gain the experience of looking at people’s faces and reading their emotions, but provides him with an opportunity to gain another person’s perspective when he changes seats with you and has to now work on your project.
As your child gains experience with feelings, you can switch from feelings in general to a specific feeling so that your collage will have only pictures of people have one particular feeling. This gives your child the chance to pay more attention to the various emotional expressions of people’s faces.