What do you get when you combine role playing, art making, imagination, team collaboration, and conversations about Feelings? A Jeopardy® inspired Game Show...about Emotions!
This FuN!, LOW-PREP, EDITABLE, interactive lesson & game can be used as a stand-alone classroom lesson about feelings and coping skills, as an introduction to your emotional literacy unit, or as a review and/or supplement to your feelings, coping tools and anxiety, anger & stress management lessons.
Some of the main ideas that this lesson teaches are:
*Feelings and Emotions are not right or wrong
*Feelings can teach us about ourselves
*Feelings are like visiting messengers that can tell us what we may need
*Feelings are fluid; they come and go
*Feelings are not the person
*Everyone has a choice in how to respond to and RELATE to feelings
This classroom lesson is hands-on and experiential.
This Jeopardy® (with a twist) inspired classroom game encourages reflective thinking, and is designed for students to show off and build on their smarts in different ways. Plus, the questions and challenges are 100% customizable so if you like, you can edit them to better fit your specific needs.
If using it as a classroom lesson, it is best used with a Promethean White Board or projector that that can be hooked up to your computer. Is also fun to use in your small school counseling groups and with individual students as well! Formatted as a power point presentation, this lesson about feelings and emotions will not only engage your students, but will also make it easier on you because it is: LOW-PREP & PRINT-FREE for all you busy teachers and school counselors!
Lesson Plan is also included!
Also includes BONUS TASK CARDS & WORKSHEETS
to provide you with flexibility!!!!! Given that the GAME SHOW takes 40-60 minutes to play, and sometimes we just don't have that much time....or that the GAME SHOW works best projected on a large screen, and sometimes the technology breaks down....or that there are days when we walk into the classroom and just know that a whole classroom game is not going to fly that day....and sometimes students need more quiet, reflective activities......I have included more than 6 additional formats to teach about feelings and emotions. (Note: the additional activities do involve some printing prep-work.)
HOW I USE THIS LESSON:
I love Fred Rogers’ quote that, "for children, play is serious learning." As the research says, creative play really is the language of childhood. No matter the topic covered, I have found that as long as the lesson involves a bit of art, role-playing, games, and some freedom of movement, students are engaged. In this Jeopardy® inspired game, students get to act/ role play, draw, imagine, take risks, and problem solve as a team.
I hope that your students enjoy this feelings and emotions activity, having serious fun growing their minds and learning!
ASCA MINDSETS & BEHAVIORS covered:
* M 1. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well - being
* M 3. Sense of belonging in the school environment
* M 6. Positive attitude toward work and learning
* B-LS 2. Demonstrate creativity
* B-SS 2. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students
* B-SS 6. Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills
If you are looking for other easy, fun, low-prep and editable lessons, check out these ones about Mindfulness, Growth Mindset and Coping Skills:
Mindfulness Lesson: Fun Experiential Game About Mindful Coping Skills
Growth Mindset Lesson: Fun Experiential Game About Growth Mindset
COPING SKILLS: Stress, Anxiety & Anger Management Lesson
This Jeopardy® inspired GAME SHOW! format is also used with Erin Frankel's books:
WEIRD!: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Erin Frankel's empathy building and bullying prevention books
DARE!: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Erin Frankel's empathy building and bullying prevention books
TOUGH!: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Erin Frankel's empathy building and bullying prevention books
And if you like Julia Cook's Soda Pop Head, Making Friends Is An Art, and Wilma Jean the Worry Machine, check out these ones:
Soda POP Head: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Julia Cook's anger management book
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Julia Cook's anxiety management book
MAKING FRIENDS IS AN ART: Classroom Lesson and Game based on Julia Cook's friendship and social skills book