Teaching English through DIY

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Children's crafts from salted dough

It’s DIY Friday with me, Celeste, so grab your supplies, throw on an old shirt, and let’s get started! Teaching English to kids has never been more fun!

As a Langmobile animator teaching English to children every week,  I love all things arts and crafts, so I thought I’d share my favourite project of the month with you and it’s just in time for Halloween!

For these adorable emotion masks to earn their title as top DIY, they had to pass the three most important questions. Is it…

Quick? Check!

Easy to clean up? Check!

And most importantly…Fun? Check!

The week before the Halloween Saturday classes were all about feelings. Teaching English to kids can be creative. Showing kids what it looks like to be sad, happy, angry, sleepy, and scared gives them a visual tool to learn another language. Allowing children the flexibility to express their emotions in a constructive way is an important part of their development at any stage. Staying true to the Langmobile method, this project is designed to help identify the many, sometimes confusing, emotions. I was inspired by this great article open up the conversation from the Washington post. I am sure you will be too!

You’ll need:

  • 1 Paper plate
  • 1 Popsicle or bamboo stick
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • White glue
  • Your choice of crayons, markers, glitter, feathers and/or paint

Start by drawing a face and gluing the googly eyes to the front of the paper plate. Some suggestions are silly, angry, confused, sad, sleepy, scared… but my personal favorite? Good old fashioned happy!

Here is a sample of what it could look like from the The Pinterested Parent.

Get creative teaching English! This is your little one’s chance to color, add glitter, feathers, paint, and anything else they’d like.

Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the plate, and that’s it! Talk about easy and fun.

This DIY is teacher approved, children adored. If you loved this project as much as I did, share your experience in the comment section below!

Until next time,


Celeste is one of our Saturday English teachers! If you would like your child to learn English, reserve your place in anyone of our super fun activities.

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