Make your own 'feelings flashcards' by using a digital camera to take pictures of the kids modeling all sorts of facial expressions: happy, sad, upset, angry, frightened, excited, confused, irritated, silly, etc. Print out the best ones in standard 4-to-a-page digital picture format, trying to include at least one picture from every child in your class. Once you have your pictures of different emotional expressions, there are a few activities you can do with them:
Emotions memory game
Print out a duplicate copy of the pictures you selected, scramble them up, and lay them face down in rows on the table to have your kids play a memory game with them. (Play by having them turn over one card, then trying to correctly guess where its match is amongst the rows of cards.)
Emotional literacy game (Pre-K to Grade 1)
Write out the words for each emotion either on a separate card or writing strip. Have children try to match the spelled word with the picture on the emotion, either as a table center or as a group time activity.