Feelings & Emotions Activity Pack
Bursting full with activities, this pack will keep children busy and help them learn all about feelings, emotions, why we experience them and how we can share and manage them. Includes Activity Ideas Sheet and Activity Plans with ideas to cover ALL of the development areas!
Bursting full with activities, this pack will keep children busy and help them learn all about feelings, emotions, why we experience them and how we can share and manage them.
This pack also touches on Fixed and Growth Mindsets plus includes Activity Ideas Sheet and Activity Plans with ideas to cover ALL of the development areas!
Never be short of things to do to support learning and encourage next steps!
This pack includes all of the following:
Feelings & Emotions Activity Ideas Sheet
Links activity ideas to each of the development areas. Gather loads of inspiration for your Feelings & Emotions theme!
All About Feelings & Emotions Workbook Cover
Assemble all the worksheets and activities from this pack and from your Feelings & Emotions theme together to create a fun learning workbook for each child.
All About Emotions Posters
Learn all about different kinds of feelings and emotions, why we might experience them, and the effect they have on our wellbeing and on others. Includes word lists used to describe similar feelings and emotions – perfect for expanding on vocabulary and literacy skills! Display in your setting or include in your All About Feelings & Emotions Workbook.
Growth & Fixed Mindset Resources
Learn about Fixed and Growth Mindsets. Consider how the way we think can change our perception and how we feel.
All About Feelings & Emotions Worksheets
A variety of worksheets are provided to allow children to practice their drawing, reading, writing, pencil control skills whilst learning more about feelings and emotions.
Children can consider their own emotions, likes, dislikes and how their family and where they live also influences how they feel:
Distinguish between different types of feelings and emotions and recognise that some make us feel good whilst others make us feel bad:
Consider various techniques and coping mechanisms we can use to manage and deal with emotions that make us feel bad:
Keep a Daily Emotions Record Sheet to monitor and track emotions and why you felt the way that you did:
Practice reading, writing and literacy skills. Find a feeling or emotion for every letter of the alphabet, trace over the letters and words, or cut up the sheets to play a mix and match game.
Fill in the missing emotion words or make up your own emotion sentences:
Find feelings and emotions words in this Feelings & Emotions Wordsearch:
Have fun cutting and sticking the parts together or colour and add to the templates to create your own emotion faces:
Picture cards can be used in a variety of ways:
- To help children learn about, name and identify various feelings and emotions
- For word recognition and literacy skills
- Use two sets of cards to play snap or memory games (turning over one card at a time and remembering where it is in order to match it with it’s pair).
- To test children’s knowledge (Show me an emotion you might feel when you don’t understand something, etc.)
Let children practice their folding, cutting and sticking skills putting the dice together then use it as an activity to encourage them to share and talk about their own experiences of each emotion.
Emotion Explorer Adventure Game
This fun game will encourage children to learn about and communicate their knowledge of feelings and emotions, share their own experiences, help to develop social skills through playing together and taking turns and use their counting and number skills through rolling the dice and counting the number of spaces to move their counter.
Game rules and cards also included!
Emotion Explorer Certificate
After all of these exciting activities, the children will have had lots of fun and at the same time learned lots about feelings, emotions, mindsets, how the world and people around us can affect how we feel and how we can use different strategies to manage difficult situations. Reward them with a special certificate to take home!
PLUS…Activity Plans & Evaluation Sheets
These activity plans can be used to set out activity ideas and consider how the task will allow you to support children in each of the development areas. Observe how children react and respond to the activity then record your observations using the evaluation sheets, considering what aspects of the activity went well and how you might expand or improve the activity in the future.
3 example ideas are included! Perfect for planning out activities for your group around your feelings and emotions theme!
Great for showing inspectors how you plan activities, observe children and plan next steps to support learning!
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The blank Activity Plan and Evaluation Sheets are provided as PDF Forms. Simply click in each area to add information or to tick the learning areas covered, or if you prefer, print out and complete by hand.
All other resources in this pack are provided as standard PDF files and are not editable.
For best results MindingKids recommends that you laminate the picture cards, posters, and Emotion Explorer Game and cards so as they can be used again and again. Laminating materials are not included.
The download version of this pack is supplied as a ZIP FILE. Please see the Help page for further information.