The Big Idea: Throughout the day, children may have big emotions—talking about them helps!
Talking About Feelings
- Together, watch the video of Bert and John John talking about feelings.
- Make feeling faces together. Ask kids, “Can you show me the face you make when you’re feeling (for instance, angry, sad, happy, excited, worried)?”
- Use paper and crayons or markers to make feeling masks. Draw faces that show different feelings, and then tape or glue a craft stick or empty paper-towel roll on the back of the paper.
- Have check-ins with kids throughout the day to see how they’re feeling. They can hold up their feeling masks to help express themselves.