These feeling faces are an integral part of my school counseling program. If a child can identify how they are feeling, they can then identify where they want to go from there or what they would like to feel instead. For small groups or in a classroom, print the feeling faces you'd like to use. Then underneath each face affix a pocket. Each student has his or her own popsicle stick with their name written on it. At the first group they color and decorate their stick. Then at the start of the group or the day, students check in with how they feel. If they'd like to keep it private, they can leave their popsicle stick in their group's pocket. (I conduct between 14 to 18 groups for about 600 students) For classrooms, kids can check as they arrive. If you do Responsive Classroom or morning meetings, students can briefly share how they're feeling. The kids feel heard and validated by being allowed to check in each day (classroom) or week (groups) with how they feel. Also very useful with individual counseling sessions. Feelings pictured include silly, tired, mad, relaxed, surprised, scared, focused, happy, proud, sad, disappointed, confused, exhausted, stressed, and shocked.