This product uses the metaphor of weather to help children better understand how normal and natural it is to have different feelings and emotions. Children will learn to compare anger and frustrated to stormy weather, happy and excited to sunny weather, anxious and stressed to windy weather, confused and depressed to foggy weather, sad and lonely to rainy weather, grumpy and sick to cloudy weather, relaxed and peaceful to snowy weather, and hopefulness to a rainbow. Children will learn to check their weather report each day so that they can better prepare and protect themselves from strong emotional weather conditions.
Emotions Are Like the Weather With Frankie the Feelings Bear: 13 page story
16 emotional weather worksheets (8 b/w and 8 colored), includes a cover page.
20 emotional weather question cards (4 for each of the 5 emotions)
Emotional Weather Report
Emotional Weather Feelings Chart
!) Emotions Are Like the Weather…This story can be used to start the conversation about how weather is a lot like our emotions. Before reading, ask students to share with you about the different types of weather. Discuss how different weather makes us feel and what we do to prepare ourselves for the weather (example: wear sunscreen when it is really hot and sunny, wear a warm coat when it is snowing, wear a raincoat if it is rainy, etc…). Ask students to begin thinking about how their feelings and emotions are a lot like the weather…read the story to teach students this concept.
2) Emotions worksheets…Students can write, draw, or cut out pictures from a magazine. The worksheets can be turned into a “My Emotional Weather” journal.
3) Emotions Question Cards…These can be used to discuss feelings in small groups, individually, or in a classroom setting.
4) My Emotional Weather Report…Track feelings each day to help students become more aware of their emotional weather.
5) Emotional Weather Feelings Chart…Can be used as a discussion starter or as a feelings chart that students can use to check their emotional weather each day.