Working with children has its ups and down, highs and lows, its "happys and sads",,, This hand drawn concept printout teaches that our moods and emotions swing like a pendulum swings by using accordingly colored emotional smiley faces. Each smiley shows an emotion which changes as the pendulum swings from side to side. If the pendulum is still at resting position, it feels content. So the smiley face looks calm and is light green. Each smiley next to it shows slowly escalating emotion through happy (yellow) to ecstatic (Orange) moving left, and through upset (blue) to sad (dark blue) to enraged (red) toward the right. The drawings also show that we can cry on either end of the pendulum, whether extremely upset and even when extremely happy.
This set includes a colored version which can be used to teach and hang up on the wall, blank pendulum without words with the different smiley faces and an uncolored version with words. Your kids can color the emotions based on either your or their personal feelings for color.