I wrote a post last month about Social Emotional Learning in the Early Years that started with “It. Is. Everything.” It’s so foundational that I am revisiting this now to share some more resources and ideas I have been using.
Last week we read Tourbillon d’émotions (The Way I Feel) with my students. We practiced the vocabulary and I invited students to share examples of times they have experienced various feelings. We also made faces using items in our individual loose parts bags such as buttons, popsicle sticks, and Q-Tips to show various emotions.
Later last week we read Thelma la licorne (Thelma the Unicorn) and talked about how the characters felt during different parts of the story.
This year I printed the black & white outline versions of Mme Andrea’s emotion vocabulary cards to create some vocabulary colouring books for students.
What are your favourite emotion activities?