Emojis are the perfect hook to get your students eager to share their feelings. Turn this fun drawing project into a lesson on “I statements” and expressing feelings verbally. The cut-apart pages are perfect for leaving out in the classroom for students to use again when they are struggling with their emotions and need a way to communicate how they feel.
If you would like more information about what an I statement is, take a look at my blog post What are I Statements?
There are 4 options on how to use the emojis to write “I statements”:
☺Take a look at the 4 examples in the thumbnail image and preview.☺
One Page Per Student
➊⇝ Have each student draw a happy, unhappy and silly emoji, then put each one on the 3-part writing/drawing page and identify the specific feeling and when they feel that way.
➋⇝ Have each student draw 2 emojis of feelings experienced when they were having a difficult time on the 2-part writing/drawing page. Then use the writing section to tell when they felt that way, what they want to happen, and something they can try that might make things better.
➌⇝ One page just asks students to identify the feeling and tell when they feel that way. This could be a range from happy to unhappy.
➍⇝ The other page has the same writing prompts (on a 1/2 sheet) for when they are having a difficult time. (Tell when they felt that way, what they want to happen, and something they can try that might make things better.) These 1/2 page sheets could be left out for students to use as needed once you’ve done this activity with the class.
Choice Drawing Pages
The choice drawing pages include a list of feeling words that might match the faces created with the set of features on that page. This will help students identify their specific feeling better instead of just saying “happy” or “sad”.
The Feeling Emoji Reference Page has all the feeling words listed on the choice drawing pages along with emojis that I’ve come up with. This page might help students that can’t read the feeling words understand what they mean. (young readers and ELL students) The reference page could also be displayed in the room to help students come up with the right word to identify the feeling they are experiencing as a way to communicate their feelings to others.
Roll & Draw Page
The Roll & Draw pages are fun for students and can be used for early finishers or during free time.
What You Get:
• Instructions (3 pages)
• Happy Emoji Roll & Draw
• Happy Emoji Choice Drawing
• Unhappy Emoji Roll & Draw
• Unhappy Emoji Choice Drawing
• Silly Emoji Roll & Draw
• Silly Emoji Choice Drawing
• Feeling Emoji Reference Page
• I Statement Writing (4 pages)
A total of 14 pages
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