Emotions 4:6 S
In this activity, you will help the child learn how to recognize and understand his/her emotions and others’ emotions!
- Song lyrics
- A puppet
- Index cards
- Photos/pictures of various emotions
- Art supplies
- Washable markers
- Safety scissors
- Non-toxic glue
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.
- 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?
- Sing the song HOW DO I FEEL with the child, using the lyrics and the puppet.
- Ask the child what the song is about.
- Show the child the tuneTOON and discuss the different scenarios. Highlight the connection between the event and the way the character feels.
- Provide the child with pictures/photos of emotions.Ask the child to identify each emotion as reflected in the picture.
- 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.
- Allow the child to decorate each card.
- Ask the child to describe what helped him/her identify the emotions in the pictures/photos.
- Discuss the different ways we all experience and express emotions.
- Have the child think and reflect on how he/she deals with anger, frustration, jealousy, embarrassment, happiness and sadness.
- 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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