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There are loads of different ways of using this resource:
You can use it just as a game, children throw a die and move their counter that number of spaces. If they land on a star square then they pick a star card and answer the question. They then get a heart token. If they land on a heart square they get a free heart token. The aim of the game is to see who gets the most heart tokens.
But you can use the resources included for lots of activities:
Use the emotion fans and the star cards. Choose a card and ask the child to show you which emotion they would feel.
Use a white board and pen and ask the child to write the emotion word on their whiteboard. You could read the card during circle time and ask all the children to write the word on their whiteboard. Has anyone got a different emotion word? Do people always feel the same emotions to the same situation or are they sometimes different?
Similar to the above activity but this time ask them to draw their face and write as many emotion words as they can think of that mean the same. Could also be used as a circle-time activity as mentioned above.
Try and encourage children to look at things from someone else’s point of view. Do we feel the same way as our friend would feel. We might be scared to hear a ghost story but someone else might be excited or happy to hear one.
How do we feel physically when something happens? Ask children to draw a picture of themselves and write down some things that they feel physically like that knot in their tummies, tears, fast heart beat, fast breathing, trembling, shaking, blushing, feeling hot and bothered etc.
How many emotion words can they think of that mean the same? Great for expanding emotion’s vocabulary. Have a dictionary to hand. There is a free one on the website and you can download it from here.
What might they think when these situations happen? What could they think instead which would be more positive? If they change their thoughts then perhaps their feelings may change? Help them to come up with a better and more positive thought.
Let them draw a picture or comic strip of the situation. One like this may be a good image to keep in mind the next time something happens to make them feel worried, upset or angry. They can use the imagery that they have created of them being relaxed, calm, and happy.
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