How Are You Feeling?
Talking about big feelings can help in a big way.
Together, watch the video of Bert and John John talking about feelings. After, you might:
- Make feeling faces together. Ask kids, “Can you show me the face you make when you’re feeling (for instance, angry, sad, happy, excited, worried)?”
- Use paper and crayons or markers to make feeling masks. Draw faces that show different feelings, and then tape or glue a craft stick or empty paper-towel roll on the back of the paper.
- Check in with kids throughout the day to see how they’re feeling. They can hold up their feeling masks to help express themselves.
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