Feelings and Emotions

Teaching children to learn and recognize their feelings is very important.  This is why we created this storytime.
Books:

“The Way I feel” by Janan Cain
“Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make my Day”
by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell
“How are you Peeling?” by Saxton Freymann
Click here to order these books on the Heights Library CatalogSong:
If You’re Happy and You Know it
If You’re Happy and You Know it
Clap Your Hands (clap, clap)
If You’re Happy and You Know it
Clap Your Hands (clap, clap)
If You’re Happy and You Know it
Then Your Face Will Surely Show it (Point to your smile)
If You’re Happy and You Know it
Clap Your Hands (clap, clap)
(change to other motions such as stomp your feet, wiggle your ears, shout HOORAY! etc.)

Fingerplay:
Sometimes I am happy, (smile)
Sometimes I am sad. (stick out bottom lip)
Sometimes I am frightened, (open mouth and eyes very wide)
Sometimes I am mad. (furrow brow, make fists)
I have lots of feelings (hold hands out, palms up)

And for that I’m glad! (cross arms on chest and look proud)

Art Project: We did an exercise that helped the children be self-aware of their moods and emotions by allowing them to draw a self-portrait based on the emotions they felt that day.  Not only was this a great project for the children to express themselves artistically, but they were able to recognize facial queues and also practiced their writing.

Here are some samples that I did:

 

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