A step of emotional literacy development is being able to recognise what our emotions are. Many children can find it challenging to be able to recognise, identify and respond to their emotions, particularly the more subtle feelings. A great first step, is to encourage children to reflect on their feelings, so that they can distinguish how they all feel. All children’s feelings are different, and so you may find that children have very different experiences or ideas about how their emotions affect them.
- Download the worksheet here
- Collect a selection of pens or pencils
- Talk through the faces of each flower
- Explore what they each feel like
- What might be making them feel this way?
- Extend it – how can we calm these feelings?
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