Talking About Feelings
Encourage kids to talk to grown-ups about their emotions with this coloring activity.
- Print the page and read it to kids. Let them color the picture.
- While kids color, ask them which grown-ups they can talk to about their feelings. When they’re ready, help them write those names at the bottom of the page. They can hang their page up at home to remember the grown-ups they can talk to.
- When kids express tough emotions, let them know that grown-ups have big feelings, too. You can help kids think of ways to work with them (take deep breaths, hug it out), but let them know it’s also good to name those feelings and just feel them for a while. Explain that sometimes big emotions can make us feel like we’ll explode, but feelings can change, and we’re strong enough to feel all of them.
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