Emotions Teacher Resources
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Pre-K - K
Budding artists explore the nature of emotion through artistic expression. They discuss feelings, colors, line, and design, mix colors and then create an emotive piece that expresses a singular emotion. There are three cross-curricular connections included.
How to help the emotional student function normally in class.
11th - Higher Ed
In this social psychology worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice review questions on emotion and theories related to it.
K - 4th
Learners read books and discuss different emotions that they have. In this emotions lesson plan, students make different facial expressions to that express specific emotions and role play emotions.
1st - 4th
Students explore student psychology by completing a visual arts project. In this human emotion instructional activity, students collaborate in groups and discuss how different situations cause emotions and feelings to rise in them. Students read a story about an emotional situation and create masks which demonstrate their range of human emotions.
12th - Higher Ed
In this psychology worksheet, students complete 5 short answer questions on neural pathways of emotion. They explain what aspect of emotion is similar across all cultures.
Pre-K - K
Students participate in a series of activities about identifying different feelings and emotions. In these oral language and discussion lessons, students use pictures and photographs to get them involved in oral storytelling activities. Children will dictate stories and create self-portraits with feeling to create a class book or wall display.
Young scholars explore their feelings through music and art. In this music and arts lesson plan, students listen to My Many Colored Days and choose a color to go with each emotion. Young scholars also describe their emotions while listening to various classical pieces of music. Students draw pictures, use instruments and read poems to understand emotions.
Students demonstrate, through art, an understanding of emotions as heard in music. They listen to various pieces of music and also read a Dr. Seuss book. They discuss the differences found between major and minor keys in terms of emotions.
3rd - 5th
Young scholars convey emotions that are central to stories. For this descriptive writing lesson, students participate in an activity that creates emotion in a story through the use of charged words. Young scholars also act out emotions in order to enable them to think of descriptive words they could use in their own writing.
Students study how artists use color to effectively convey and heighten the emotion of their artwork. After discussing various colors artists use and what emotions they're trying to portray, students create their own artwork with shapes and colors. When finished, they discuss which colors worked best to convey the certain kind of feelings they wanted to convey.
5th - 6th
In this emotional intelligence worksheet, students read 10 situations or problems, with 3 possible solutions with a missing word in each. Students fill in the three missing words and then check the solution that they would most likely use.
1st - 2nd
Students dance to the song by Kids in Motion called "Show Me What You Feel" and create their own individual style of creative expression at the given cues for the specific emotions using a colored scarf and body movements.
Second graders express emotions. In this personal health lesson plan, 2nd graders demonstrate how to express emotions and feelings in a positive manner, without hurting oneself or others.
9th - 10th
You might get emotional during this activity - but don't worry, that's the idea! The class practices analyzing emotions, including their own, their peers' facial expressions, and colors and sounds that remind them of certain emotions. The lesson includes several SMARTboard files that support the activity, but if you lack a SMARTboard, you could still work with the provided instructions to create a similar experience.
9th - Higher Ed
Students discuss emotions and decide as a group which emotions are O.K. for males/females. They discuss solutions to gender bias in terms of the different emotions and write a reflective essay about what they learn from the discussion.
Students evaluate a dance and write sentences that describes an emotion or action that is associated with it after watching an example of a ballet. They observe how ballet expresses an emotion without words. They design a dance project that demonstrates an emotion or action.
2nd - 4th
Students observe and demonstrate how to read with expression. They discuss the types of emotions and expressions to use while reading, and identify the appropriate punctuation for a variety of sentences. Students then write a sentence that displays an emotion, and read the book "When Sophie Gets Angry! Really, Really Angry!"
Kindergarteners discuss emotions and social skills as the start to this lesson. Then they demonstrate what emotions they feel while participating in a role play. This lesson plan also calls for group work in which learners show appropriate social skills while completing a task.
6th - 10th
Helping teens recognize and identify the six basic emotions, this activity involves a game in which they match feelings with statements on cards. No game card content is attached. View film clips first with no sound to evaluate body language and facial expressions, then with sound to match the clips with emotions (titles and exact locations of recommended excerpts are included). Requires some prep for the game and to procure the videos in advance, but will engage teens.