The Big Idea: When kids can write about and draw their feelings, starting conversations may get a little easier.
- 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?”
- 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.
- You might repeat this activity over time to create a “Garden of Feelings.”