Multicultural Moods is a unique collection of feelings cards that depict 30 different feelings through 6 nationalities: African American, Latino, Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern and Caucasian. Each ethnicity also separates age and gender by having all 30 feelings for adult male, adult female, male child, and female child. There are close to 750 feelings images combined in this set.
These illustrated family member portraits are perfect for learning about relationships, family structures, multiculturalism, people from various generations and the art of creating portraits! To represent people from various cultures, there are 30 full size laminated cards composed of 12 individuals from 6 ethnic backgrounds.
Here are a few ideas on how to use Multicultural Moods:
Put the feelings cards in the center of your sharing circle and let your participants pick and choose which feeling they want to talk about or have experienced.
Use them with individuals and have them talk about an experience with each expression.
Use them with character development programs.
You can use Feelings Cards if a participant is having trouble describing the feelings they are experiencing. Spread the feelings words out and let them pick out a word that best describes what they are feeling. Go around the group and let each person share why they chose the feeling they did.
You can also use Feelings Cards for a sharing circle. Have each participant choose a card and tell the group about a time when they experienced that feeling.
Use Feelings Cards as a social skills builder. Invite everyone pick a card with the feeling word face down. Have them place the card to their forehead-word side out-and try to guess what feeling they have on their forehead by everyone else's reaction to them. Participants may say things to each other in order to help them figure out what their word is, but they cannot say the word that is shown. This is a great way to teach verbal social skills and non-verbal social skills, and how people react around others when they are in different moods.
Study the relationships in your group. Participants can work individually, in pairs or in small groups. Select a number of character portrait cards and discuss the relationships between the characters. Are they grandparents and grandchildren? Siblings? Friends? Neighbors? Doctor/Patient? Co-workers? Teacher/Student? Make a list of all of the possible relationships that could exist between groups of people. Older students can write up descriptions of the relationships. Each group can present their discussions to the rest of the group.
Invite your participants to write a fictional biography. Choose one or two character cards and give them names. Describe where they were born, the school they attended or still attend, their current occupation or what they want to be when they grow up, where they have traveled to and what they are doing now. Practice your portrait making! Recreate the portrait on a large sheet of paper with crayons, pencils, or markers and write out the fictional information around the picture.
Compose a family. Participants can work individually to create a character card family that is similar to or different from their own family. Arrange the individual portrait cards into a family tree. Place the grandparents at the top of the tree, followed by parent and children. You may be able to have four generations represented in your family tree. Describe the relationship between these peoplehow similar and different are they from your family?
Bullying fictional story. Invite your participants to point out cards and create a fictional story about how someone is bullied. One card could be the bully, or a group of bullies. One card could represent the victim of the bullying incident. Another card could represent the trusted adult that the victim reports the incident to. Other cards could be the parents of the bully and how they react when they are told about the incident. Invite each participant or group to share their fictional story with the rest of the group.
There are several pages that include blank faces so participants can draw their own faces. Because the pages are laminated, you can use dry erase markers and allow students to draw their own faces on the cards. Then wipe off and reuse with your next group.
50 laminated sheets with instructions in a 10x14 mesh envelope.