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Funny faces activity for kids

Who doesn’t want to be a clown when they are a kid?!? Precisely – most of us did at one time or another. We have got some lovely little activities over the next few weeks to help your little ones to learn how to be a clown. Starting off with this great funny faces activity from Clowns without Borders.

Funny faces activity for kids

In order to BE a clown, kids need to learn how to be funny, and what better way to be funny than learning how to pull funny faces that will have your friends in stitches?

There are a few stages to this activity for the kids – if you want to print out the full version, scroll down to the square image at the bottom of this post, and click. We also have a full infographic for you to use a little later in the post as well.

How to take part in our funny faces activity

This is really quite a simple little activity once you get the idea:

  1. Find yourself a mirror: look at yourself in the mirror. What do you look like? Where are the shadows and where are the lines? What are the main shapes you see on your face? What bits of your face do you like? What makes you laugh about your face?
  2. Think of your face as a ball of clay – imagine that you can mould it how you want to. Now pull LOTS of different faces depending on the emotion that you are imagining that you feel…
    • Sad,
    • Happy,
    • Confused,
    • Afraid,
    • Lauging,
    • Angry,
    • Big,
    • Small, and
    • Anything else that you can think of!
  3. Now you’ve made all those faces, think about the ones that made you laugh, or the bits of those faces that you think will make others laugh. Now mix it up and exaggerate them all. Do them faster, do them slower, make them bigger and better. Practise them and see which ones you like the most
  4. Finally – put on a show for your parents, siblings or even your pet!
Funny faces activity for kids

We hope that you would agree that this is rather a fun, and funky activity for the kids. It really gets them thinking about a number of different things:

  • Expressing their emotions,
  • Naming emotions,
  • Understand emotions, and the facial expressions associated with those emotions, and
  • Thinking even more about what makes people, including themselves, laugh!

We hope that you enjoyed this resource for your classroom or your children. To download the printable click on the square image below.

Funny faces activity for kids

If you are after more fun activities on the site – do check these out as well, won’t you. We’ve even got some more emoji-based fun!

Emoji activities for kids on KiddyCharts

Some more emoji and emotion based ideas and fun for the kids.

If you want some other ideas about exploring clowns – then do check these out as well.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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