I Know what to Do When I Am…

How should we handle ourselves when we are mad/sad/happy/scared? Help youngsters understand unique emotions and plan specific actions they can take the next time they encounter feelings unexpectedly.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To access more visual learners, have class members draw icons or images of the types of actions they think they should take when experiencing the listed emotion
  • Offer a follow-up sentence frame to help specify the activity. For example, "I know what to do when I am mad at school/at home/with my sibling/etc."
Pros

  • Worksheets allow for variety of response types
  • Simple and ready to administer
Cons

  • None