Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Identifying Feelings

Young scholars identify feelings through facial expressions and body language. Learners listen for a feeling word, then act it out and discuss how they portrayed it.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Make it a game or brain break; write feeling words on popsicle sticks, randomly choose one, and challenge learners to show it
  • Give your child a mirror, and encourage them to examine their face when showing feelings
Classroom Considerations
  • The third of 10 mindful activities
  • The activity begins with the breathing exercise from the first activity
  • A reflection concludes the activity
  • Boosts self-awareness
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