Children’s Activity: Feelings Colouring

Identifying that our feelings are fluid, and ever moving supports children to understand that they do not need to always feel ‘happy’. For so many children and adults, there is a pressure to always be ‘happy’, when in reality our feelings move continually throughout the day.

Learning to differentiate between different feelings is an important part of emotional literacy. If we cannot identify those subtle differences, we can find it very difficult to verbalise and respond to them. Here’s a starter activity for emotional literacy sessions


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Next steps:

  1. Download it here
  2. Collect some pens
  3. Talk about what each feeling is
  4. Think about when we felt that feeling
  5. What do we know about the feeling?
  6. What can help it?

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