Happy, Sad, Scared and Mad: All Belong To Me

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"What are feelings?" and "Why are feelings important to understand?are the essential questions of a lesson that boosts self-awareness. Scholars discuss the four basic emotions—happy, sad, scared, and mad—in preparation for a creative activity. Learners complete a worksheet by drawing pictures or pasting magazine clippings that display specific emotions onto their corresponding box.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Laminate an example worksheet for future use, direct learners to point to pictures to help them tell you how they feel
  • While discussing specific emotions, challenge pupils to express it with their faces and bodies
  • Team-teach the lesson with the school's counselor—share talking points and add in professional tips
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is the first of two that focuses on feelings 
  • Although the lesson is designed for use within a counseling program, it can also be used in a classroom setting 
  • Take note of participants that have particular trouble expressing their feelings and consider recommending them to speak to the school's psychologist  
  • The lesson encourages respect, compassion, and tolerance 
  • Boosts listening and speaking skills
  • Working on self-awareness promotes positive social and emotional development 
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