Emotions 4:6 S

Theme: Emotions

In this activity, you will help the child learn how to recognize and understand his/heremotions and others’ emotions!

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Emotions 4:6 S

Emotion Cards

Theme: Emotions

Intensity: One-On-One

Song:

In this activity, you will help the child learn how to recognize and understand his/her emotions and others’ emotions!

Materials

  • Song lyrics
  • A puppet
  • Index cards
  • Photos/pictures of various emotions
  • Art supplies
  • Washable markers
  • Crayons
  • Safety scissors
  • Non-toxic glue
  • tuneTOON

Importance of Activity

  • In completing this activity, the child will learn to communicate his/her needs and emotions, and recognize emotions in others and connect with them.
  • To achieve healthy emotional development, a child needs to form relationships with you (the adult) and his/her peers.
  • Adults can help children develop self-regulation skills by guiding them through transitions and helping them identify and manage strong feelings.

Desired Outcomes

Suggested Dialogue

  • 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 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?
  • Why do you think it can be difficult to identify how others are feeling?

Instructions

  1. Sing the song HOW DO I FEEL with the child, using the lyrics and the puppet.
  2. Ask the child what the song is about.
  3. Show the child the tuneTOON and discuss the different scenarios. Highlight the connection between the event and the way the character feels.
  4. Provide the child with pictures/photos of emotions.Ask the child to identify each emotion as reflected in the picture.
  5. Provide the child with index cards. Have him/her glue each picture/photo on to a card. Use a marker to help the child write the expressed emotion next to the picture on each card.
  6. Allow the child to decorate each card.
  7. Ask the child to describe what helped him/her identify the emotions in the pictures/photos.
  8. Discuss the different ways we all experience and express emotions.
  9. Have the child think and reflect on how he/she deals with anger, frustration, jealousy, embarrassment, happiness and sadness.
  10. Sing HOW DO I FEEL again, while selecting and holding up the corresponding emotion card with each emotion as it appears in the song.

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