There are lots of great resources available these days to work on reading facial expressions. Here are a few online resources I have located during a quick search.
Facial expressions tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAwdIRuKnYQ&feature=related Examples of famous people lying (not for kids, but interesting).
Guess the animated expression:
Test of Emotional Intelligence:
Learning to enact emotions:
Mime Happy to Sad
Mime Afraid to Mad
Importance of emotional intelligence:
Super Duper Publications has an abundant supply of cards and programs available for purchase also.
Nonverbal Communication goes hand in hand with emotions (and also with eye contact, social referencing, inference). We often communicate how we feel with not just our faces but our whole bodies.
Teaching Emotions Resources:
Arthur PBS Kids Games: How do they feel
Changing emotions game
Free App of 10 common facial expressions
Printable face games
This is How I feel Today
PRE-K Feelings (cause & effect)
Kermit the Frog Talks about Emotions
Bert & Ernie Feelings Game
Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head commercial: angry eyes
Some of the above links were found at One Place for Special Needs website. They offer lots of links to information on a variety of Special Needs topics.
PINTEREST pinboard with emotions pics. Have the clients look at pics and guess the emotions.
Books That Heal Kids: more book resources on teaching emotions
Jill Kuzma's Resources Links:
Emotions awareness and management
Test of Evidence: Helping students examine their beliefs/emotions
SuperFlex simplified definitions list
Video Clip: Amanda Show: The Extremes
Self-Esteem ~or~ It is okay to be Different
Positive Attitude is Everything (youtube clip-Huggies)
Failure is not Defeat motivational video about heroes who failed before they succeeded.
Our Behaviors Can Affect Others Emotions:
Is it bullying?
How to Make others feel Important
What everyone wants more than anything
For the Birds Pixar short about what happens to mean birds
Annoying Sounds from Despicable Me