Children’s Activities: How am I feeling?

How am I feeling?

A step of emotional literacy development is being able to recognise what our emotions are. In order to do this, we first need to consider their names and what they feel like. For children, exploring characters in stories is a first step to understanding how people feel and why they might be feeling this way. So, this week, we are sharing a simple worksheet with different characters, to share with children to look at some initial feelings which we regularly experience.

Children might like to talk about the characters. You might want to cut them out to look at each one in turn. Or, they may enjoy talking about them in small groups and considering what might have happened to each animal. The opportunities are endless.

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Next steps:

  1. Download the worksheet here
  2. Name each animal together
  3. Discuss what we think each animal is feeling
  4. Consider what might have happened to make simple predictions
  5. Is there anything that we might do to help each animal?
  6. Can we think about a time we might have felt the same?


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