Looking for a super simple and fun Minion paper plate craft? Need a quick craft to teach feelings? This emotions craft is a super fun addition to your SEL lesson plans. The template is provided below and you can modify this to suit any learner.
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Minion paper plate craft
When you gather all the materials for this craft, you’ll see that it can be put together to easily.
I needed a craft to also teach emotions. I use this craft to check in with students as they walk into class for the day. Showing me how they feel. I place it in the calm down corner.
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You can have it printed on a large display and place it on a bulletin board.
Paper plate crafts are so easy to make, once you have a set of blank white paper plates, you can choose to make several different crafts.
This minion one is super easy to make with just yellow paint, some googly eyes or you could draw the eyes on.
I even have all the pieces in the template provided below at the end of this post.
We need to manage our feelings and we try to do this on a daily basis and heck, at times, we sure do fail.
Just like us, children need to develop strategies to manage their emotions and when they arise, they will then have the tools to manage them well, if they’re equipped to.
This is why I like incorporating so many SEL crafts or social skills crafts into my daily lesson plans.
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Not only do kids learn morals, etiquette and social skills but they also learn all about themselves and in turn, this develops their self esteem and confidence.
When children are more socially and emotionally aware, they can effectively navigate relationships, calm down and are able to then problem solve when challenges arise.
How to teach feelings to preschoolers
When you first begin to teach all about emotions, include a number of pictures and flashcards to help children understand the different emotions and what they look like.
For instance ask them how they feel, then say which picture will your face look like if you feel this way?
And so on.
If s child has a concern or a problem, ask questions and make comments like “how are you feeling?” Or it looks as though you are sad about something, would you like to talk about it? Etc.
It doesn’t take much to get kids talking about their emotions.
It just requires a habit to begin. And make sure you are talking with kids throughout the day about it.
Check out more emotions posters and social skills activities here.
You can utilize crafts to help guide preschoolers even further to undertaabdband manage their feelings, like this minion paper plate craft.
Each of these turn out so cute and the kids love taking them home!
Materials you will need
- Yellow paint
- Template (download below)
How to make this minion paper plate craft
Have the kids go to town painting their paper plate yellow.
Cut out the rim which is black and glue it across.
You could show them the craft as it should be like a picture of it on the board.
Then have them cut out the eyes and glue them along with the hat.
I would also cut out those pieces and glue them onto card stock or cardboard.
Show the kids how they can identify their feelings through the craft.
For instance being happy, use the happy piece, being sad, use the sad piece.
Minion Paper Plate Craft
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