Acting out opposites

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This is an easy game you can play at home with your little one – all you need is yourselves! It will get your child thinking about how to express their feelings.

First, explain what you’re going to do. You’re going to team up to act out opposite feelings. For example, one of you acts happy, one of you acts sad. One of you can be excited, the other can be lazy.

Have a go at this. Then you can start thinking of feelings and things and asking your child to guess what the opposite is.

Make sure you label each thing you’re acting out. Give your child time to think about how to act it or guess what the feeling is. You can give them suggestions if they get stuck.

Take turns in coming up with the actions and feelings to guess.

Good to know

Labelling actions helps your child to understand that the word has a meaning.