This is a 12-page packet of a Feelings Activity Center using Scenario cards. First, I set up 3 baskets or trays with the labels: Happy, Sad, and Angry. Then I cut up the scenario cards. (You can laminate or secure with packing tape to reuse over and over.) I gave each student a card and helped them read it to the class. The student would decide which feelings basket to place the scenario card into. This can be scaffolded with discussions, a read-aloud of a feelings book, and include the "If you're happy and you know it song" to make it more engaging and interactive for students. This packet includes:
Page 1: Angry, Happy, and Sad Cards
Pages 2-10: 20 simple scenario cards (If you receive a present, if it's your birthday, if you see your best friend, if someone gives you a hug, if you miss someone, if you have to wait your turn, if you fall down, if your toy is taken away, if you are hungry, if someone shares a snack with you, if you have your favorite food, if someone pushes you, if your ice-cream falls on the floor, if you go to the park, school, or home, if someone helps you, if it is raining outside, if someone won't play with you, and if someone says something mean.)
Page 11: Optional extension of a Student worksheet titled, "Today I feel..." where students can draw a picture and the teacher takes dictation
Page 12: A cover sheet for a class-created book so that the teacher can create a Class book with all the student pages. Photos of students' faces would also tie in beautifully and personalize the book for the class.
At the end of this activity, students will see a Feelings Book created by the class and the activity can be placed into a Center for further use. This document was created with Microsoft Word so it is editable if you wish to change a clipart, feelings card, scenario card, add more feelings, etc. Have fun teaching and engaging students to understand and verbalize their feelings. Create a feelings chart to support and check-in on how students feel as you build on social-emotional growth which is one of the PKFCC Domains. Help students to feel less frustrated and use their words to describe how they feel.