Importance of Activity:
- In completing this activity, children will learn to communicate their needs and emotions, and recognize and empathize with others’ emotions. To achieve healthy emotional development, children need to form relationships with you (the adult) and their peers. Adults can help children develop self-regulation skills by guiding them through transitions and helping them identify and manage strong feelings.
- Children recognize their emotions.
- Children understand what triggers different emotions in them.
- Children understand others' emotions.
- Strengthening adult-child relationship.
- What makes you get mad/angry?
- How does your body feel when you are angry?
- Have you ever felt jealous? Can you describe what made you feel jealous?
- What makes someone sad? How can you recognize when someone is sad?
- What could you do to make a sad person feel better?
- Who do you ask for help when you feel angry and you are having trouble handling your frustration?
- What would you say to your friend when he/she is frowning?
- What does it mean when someone has a frown on his/her face?
- What do you say to yourself when you need to calm yourself down?
- Does everyone express their emotions in the same way?
- Sing the song "How Do I Feel" with the children, using the lyrics and the puppet.
- Ask the children what the song is about.
- Show the children the tuneTOON and discuss the different scenarios. Highlight the connection between the event and the way the character feels.
- Allow children to pick up a picture/photo, which expresses a feeling. Ask the children to talk about the feeling they see in the picture and how they identified and recognized what the character/person was feeling.
- Ask children who have identified similar emotions in their pictures to join together.
- Tell the children that when a feeling is named, they need to stand up and make the facial expression that corresponds with the emotion.
- Discuss the different ways we all experience and express emotions (anger, sadness, jealousy, frustration, embarrassment, happiness).
- Have the children think and reflect on how they deal with anger and frustration. What advice do they have for a friend who cannot calm him/herself down?
- Sing "How Do I Feel" again while making the facial expression which matches the emotion as it appears in the song.
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