Drawing Your Feelings

Encourage children to draw out their feelings with this art project.

  1. Print this page and cut out the shapes. Help children write an emotion on each petal and illustrate it on the other side. You might ask, “What have you drawn?”; “Can you tell me a story about it?”; “How do you feel when you look at each side of the petals?”
  2. Talk about the emotions children are feeling and use glue to make a flower. Remind kids that feelings of sadness—and lots of other feelings—can come and go.
  3. You might repeat this activity over time to create a “Garden of Feelings.”