Try It! I Notice, I Feel, I Can
Teach and practice a three-step plan for managing big feelings.
Watch this video with children, then print this page for yourself. When children are calm, guide them to practice the three steps of “I Notice, I Feel, I Can” so they can recognize, understand, name, and manage their feelings:
Step 1. I notice… Help children pause to notice the feelings they are feeling in their body. (For instance, when we feel frustrated, our hearts might beat faster.)
Step 2. I feel… Help children name the feeling.
Step 3. I can… Help children choose a strategy to manage their feeling, and then try it.
Let’s Sing Along! My Body, My Brain
Celebrate the mind-body connection with a song about healthy habits.
Let’s Play a Game: Feelings Detective
Help children “see” feelings on others’ faces or bodies… and understand that everyone shows their feelings a little differently.
Mindful Moment: Nature Poses
Children can practice mindful movement to learn, help manage big feelings, or just focus or relax!
Feelings, Feelings, Everywhere
Everyone has different feelings, at different times, for different reasons—and all our feelings have a place.
Stretch, Breathe, Move!
Help children connect with their brains and bodies to relax, refocus, or work through big feelings. After we notice how our bodies are feeling, we can think about what we are feeling and label it!
Tuning in to Children’s Unique Needs
Explore children’s unique ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and being in the world.
Connecting Mind, Body, and Heart
Children depend on caring grown-ups to learn and thrive in every way.