Using Emojis


“I taught myself how to program computers when I was a kid, bought my first computer when I was 10, and sold my first commercial program when I was 12.” - Elon Musk

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Computers often use a lot of symbols like * and { or < to read code and do jobs. People also like to use fun symbols to talk about their day. Emojis are fun little pictures that you can use to make a sentence. Emojis come in all kinds of shapes, but some of the most popular are the emotions. There are smiley faces and sad faces and even silly faces. You can also use pictures of things like hearts and cars and even food like pizza or ice cream! Using emojis isn’t only easy, it’s fun!

TRY THIS

See how many emojis you can create. Using a pencil, crayons, or markers try to draw some different emojis. You can use faces, foods, animals or things you use everyday, like little toothbrushes, books, pencils, toys, and different kinds of clothes. Try to make them different colors. Cut them out and if you can use them to make some simple sentences . Can you make a whole sentence out of just the emojis? Have someone else read your sentence and see if they understand. If you have a lot, make up a story and see if someone else can figure out what the story is about.

PARENT & TEACHER TOOLS

This program has been designed for you to share with your child. Read the material together, ask questions and encourage your child to ask questions. Then nurture their curious mind by doing the activities with them. Books included are available via CPL’s digital library (with a library card).