The Big Idea: Sharing and expressing feelings as a family can help children know they’re not alone.
- Watch the video together and listen as Elmo and other children share their feelings and talk about how they express them. Let children know that that all feelings are okay and that there are many ways to express their feelings.
- Play a game of “feeling charades” to help kids label emotions, as well as let them explore how others might act when they feel that way. Begin by acting out a feeling and asking children to guess which one it is. (For instance, if you’re frustrated, you might cross your arms and furrow your brow. If you’re excited, you might jump up and down and clap your hands.)
- Let everyone have a turn acting out a feeling, such as angry, excited, sad, happy, frustrated, worried, lonely, jealous, or proud.