Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Identifying Feelings

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A self-awareness activity teaches pupils to identify their feelings by focusing on different parts of their bodies. Participants begin by focusing attention on their feet, then calves, moving up slowly to the top of their head, and identifying their feelings. The instructor then calls out different emotions, and class members model the feeling with facial expressions and body language.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Share the exercise with caregivers
  • Instructors should practice the exercise before conducting the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Third of eight exercises in the Mindfulness series
  • Each of the activities in the series begins with the Breath Awareness exercise learned in the first lesson
  • Includes a script that details the exercise
  • Provides reflection questions to use after the activity
  • None