Drama Games: Facial expressions

Facial Expressions

Form the class in a large circle. Draw the happy, sad, angry, crying, laughing, surprised, hungry, thirsty faces on the board – or show flash cards.  Also do the facial impressions of the emotions.

  1. The teacher says to the first student: “What happens if you have ants in your pants?”

Get the child to copy you miming scratching and ask, “Are you sad, happy, angry, laughing, crying, surprised, hungry, thirsty?” The teacher then prompts the first student to say and do this to the second student and so on round the circle.

  1. The teacher says to the second student: “How do you feel if you eat an apple?”

Get the children to copy you miming crunching an apple and ask: “Are you sad, happy, angry, laughing, crying, surprised, hungry, and thirsty?” The teacher then prompts the first student to say and do this to the second student and so on round the circle.

  1. The teacher says to the first student: “What happens if you swing an axe?”

Get the children to copy you miming swinging an axe and ask, “Are you sad, happy, angry, laughing, crying, surprised, hungry, thirsty?” The teacher then prompts the first student to say and do this to the second student and so on round the circle.

  1. The teacher says to the first child: “What happens if you are angry?”

Get the children to copy you pretending to be angry and ask: “Are you sad, happy, angry, laughing, crying, surprised, hungry, and thirsty?” The teacher then prompts the first child to say and do this to the second child and so on round the circle.

  1. The teacher says to the first child: “What happens if you crawl around the floor like an ant?”

Get the children to copy you crawling round the floor and ask: “Are you sad, happy, angry, laughing, crying, surprised, hungry, and thirsty?” The teacher then prompts the first child to say and do this to the second child and so on round the circle.