Helping little ones understand their own feelings and the emotions of others takes time and consistency. Effort spent in this area helps children learn tactics to control their own behaviours which is a great help to their social development. I have listed here over 10 activities and 10 You Tube songs you might like to use with your kiddos. If you’d like to recommend others to add to the list please put the link in the comments.
10 + activities for exploring emotions
Make a mood bear from Skizzenblog
Make a stress ball from Gift of Curiosity
Make plastic egg faces from Laughing Kids Learn
Make a mood meter sign from Education.com
Make a craft and sing a song from Let’s Play Music
Make a fun animal feelings dice game from Sweeter than Sweet
Sing a song and engage in discussions about feelings from Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Print off some free emotional robot flash cards from Mr Printables
If you would like to see a review of the Color Feelings books series pop over to Barbara’s blog: Grade ONEderful.
23 Free Calming Strategy Cards for kids to use when learning to manage their anger from Liz’s Early Learning Spot.
10 You Tube Songs
The following video uses American Sign Language.
The following video is set up like talking flashcards which makes it good for English learners.
The following video is easy for kids to sing along with.
The following video is great for kids to sing and act along with.
I hope you are able to use some of these excellent activities and songs with your own little ones and wish you happy teaching and learning.