This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
Since students who are blind cannot see facial expressions, they miss many nonverbal cues to how people around them are feeling. They can learn to distinguish these emotions in other ways (tone of voice, etc.) but they will most likely need help learning to label and identify various emotions. This activity helps students to identify emotions while role-playing different feelings. Lessons include English Language Arts, Concept Development, and Social Skills.