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.
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. If your kids want to sign up to more clown fun – do register for the activities from Clowns without Borders too in their Clown Camp.
How to take part in our funny faces activity
This is really quite a simple little activity once you get the idea:
- 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?
- 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…
- Small, and
- Anything else that you can think of!
- 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
- Finally – put on a show for your parents, siblings or even your pet!
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.
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!
If you want some other ideas about exploring clowns – then do check these out as well.
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