This feelings bundle is a great tool to help students discuss feelings in order to build self-awareness, as well as to make connections to the text and better understand a character's feelings. When students complete this booklet, it serves to provide valluable information about what makes students happy, sad, angry, etc. in order to learn more about your students and help them to connect to the text/characters. The book has students write things that make them feel sad, mad, happy, shy, scared, and is easily adaptable to suit your instructional needs (add or remove feelings). There are visuals provided to help students as they list and write sentences about things/situations that make them feel happy, sad, etc.
Also included are 6 sing-aloud songs (with body movements/gestures and some with visuals provided) about feelings that students can actively engage in while listening/singing the song.
A feelings pantomime game (students pick a card with a feeling, act it out, and other students guess the feeling). If guessed correctly, I give the "guesser" 1 point (to encourage students to try), and the "actor" 2 points.
There is also a feelings synonym sort (different words that mean happy, sad, mad, and scared) and a work mat with visuals to help students sort the words that mean the same thing.
The speech and language pathologist also used this with students and had great results!