cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Teaching Feelings to Your Children

Teaching Feelings to Your Children

Children often struggle with understanding their emotions. To make learning these social skills fun, create a Teaching Feelings game for your class. Have students brainstorm different emotions that they may experience, and then match each to the correct physical symptom. For example, a sweaty hand may indicate nervousness, a fast heartbeat might be an indicator of fear, and tummy pain might mean anxiety. Then, students can use these feelings cards to describe their feelings to others.

Another fun activity is to act out the different emotions and situations. Children can act out a story about a time when they felt that emotion, or they can create an A-Z feelings book. The idea is to model how to deal with different emotions, and this can be accomplished through various activities. Using a puppet to portray the different feelings is also an effective way to teach your child how to cope with them. They can then mimic your actions while reciting the emotions.

Another fun activity to teach children about emotions is playing a game called "the game of feelings." This game will help students identify the different emotions people are experiencing. You can also use a storybook to introduce the concept. Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a great choice for this. Children can use the book to guess the emotion of a person holding a small blanket, piece of paper, or paper. Encourage them to talk about why certain feelings happen to them.