Kids love these play doh mats! They interact with facial expressions to better understand emotions, helping them identify emotions in themselves and others. It increases their emotional literacy, and their reading literacy too, because they can maipulate the play doh to create the letter shapes. Underneath it all, this activity gives them the opportunity to talk about emotions, and understand how facial expressions can tell us about our own & others' emotions. These can double up as coloring sheets, too, with all the very same benefits. 12 pages in total, including 3 different characters and 4 different emotions (happy, sad, mad, and surprised).
Tip: Laminate them if you are planning to re-use as play doh mats in a classroom/childcare setting.