Let's Talk About Emotions

Item # 100215
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Help your students learn to identify and talk about their emotions! This set includes three essential components: the I Feel Chart and Emotion Icons which will help your student identify their emotions and build their emotion vocabulary. The How Do I Feel Chart which will help students recognize the degree of emotion they are feeling and how that level of emotion can cause unintended behavior. The Emotion/Reaction chart which will help students in a concrete manner understand how their emotions can drive their behavior. The goal of this set is to build emotional awareness and emotional regulation skills. 

This set includes:

  • Emotions Picture Cards: Happy, Sad, Angry, Bored, Surprised, Confused, Depressed, Embarrassed, Excited, Frustrated, Just Fine, Nervous, Proud, Scared, Sick, Tired, I have, I am, Hug, I love you. This set also includes four blank faces to make your own feelings.
  • I Feel Chart
  • How Big is My Emotion Chart
  • How Big is My Emotion/Reaction Chart

How to Use It:

  • When using the I Feel Chart you do not need to present all of the feeling icons at once. You may want to begin by presenting just Happy, Sad, Angry, and Surprised. Add more pictures of emotions as your student is able to recognize and understand more emotions.
  • The How Big is My Emotion Chart helps teach the concept that each emotion has a range. Once a student feels comfortable identifying an emotion then you can talk about how big that emotion can be. For example, a person can feel a little sad if their favorite pencil breaks (1) or very sad if their best friend moves away (5). 
  • We have created a black and white version on the back of the How Big is My Emotion Chart so that you can copy it and use it as a worksheet with your students. Use it to explore various scenarios to work on identifying the different ranges of each emotion. 
  • You can also use the worksheet to talk about incidents, after the fact, to help students identify if the size of their problem matched the size of their emotional reaction. For example, if a student gets bumped in the hall, the appropriate anger reaction should probably be a one. The student might feel a little tense, but then they should be able to take a deep breath and move on. In this case the size of the problem matches the size of the reaction. However, if after getting bumped a student hits someone, the size of their reaction does not match the size of the problem.
  • We have included four blank emotion face cards so that you can identify and talk about more nuanced emotions as needed. Use a dry erase marker to draw on faces and label new emotions as needed.