When I’m feeling... scared, happy, worried, loved
Feelings are important and everyone has them
Feelings are messages that tell us how we are on the inside
Tell the class that you will detail a number of different situations and they are to react using their faces only.
For example: Your parents tell you that you’re going to the cinema at the weekend.
You can’t play at the park because it’s raining.
Your ice cream fell on the ground.
Your baby cousin pours their food on their head.
Tell the class that we they were just exploring how feelings we experience on the inside shine through on the outside. Go through a few of the scenarios just presented to the class and get them to discuss what they noticed they did to show the feeling e.g. did they feel their eyebrows move, what shape did their mouth make?
Go through the Emotions PowerPoint with the class. Get the children to predict the feeling they feel is being shown and a possible reason for their answer.
Discuss with the class how our feelings are important as they give us important messages. Some feelings don’t feel as good as others but they provide us with important information. For example, if I find it hard to keep our eyes open, this tells me I need to take a rest. Get the children to suggest the feelings that don’t feel that nice when we have them. Ask the class if they can think of something they can do to change this feeling or make it better?
Tell the class that they will be creating a booklet together about our feelings. Each group of 3/4 will be given a different feeling. They begin by drawing times you might experience the given feeling. On the other side, they provide suggestions of things you can do when they have that feeling.
For example: Worried- about a test, a competition, a performance
Possible solution- tell your teacher, ask a friend or parent to practice
When completed, the groups present their work to the class and it is all put together to create a booklet.
Class will be divided into groups of 3/4 to create posters about how we can act when we have different feelings.
Other teacher resources for teaching this topic: Emotions Powerpoint: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pshe/powerpoint/JN_emotions.ppt
The introduction to the lesson can also be repeated after the discussion about how our face changes using playdough and a face template. The children could then use the playdough to create the different feelings on the face.
The booklet can be shared with other classes.