Activity 1 – “Pleasant and unpleasant feelings”
All the students seat in a circle. The teacher reveals one by one drawings from the worksheet “Pleasant and unpleasant feelings”. The students guess which of the feeling is presented on the drawings, until all four feelings are presented: happiness, sadness, anger and fear.
1. How did you guess the feeling presented on the drawings? Which part of the drawing was a clear signal of the emotion presented?
2. Was it easy for you to guess all the emotions that were shown?
3. Which of these feelings are pleasant, and which are unpleasant?
Activity 2 – “Pleasant and unpleasant feelings”
The students are divided in groups of eight and two desks are joined together to make a group.
Each group receives a piece of paper with a drawing attached to it. Each drawing is a presentation of the four basic feelings: happiness, sadness, anger and fear (each two groups receive drawing with the same emotions depicted). Then the students try to imagine a situation or an event that could cause the feelings drawn on the cards and they try to give possible reaction of the person affected (what he/she does). The students write down their ideas in the blank space around the drawing. A representative from each group presents the character to the other groups showing how he/she feels, what could have caused that feeling and what the person does when he/she feels that particular emotion.
1. What situations make both children and adults happy? What do they usually do when they feel like that?
2. What situations make both children and adults sad? What do they usually do when they feel that?
3. What situations make both children and adults angry? What do they usually do when they feel that?
4. What situations make both children and adults afraid? What do they usually do when they feel that?
The students stand in circle. One of the students motions as if he/she puts a mask on the face and then makes the funniest expression he/she can make. Then, that same person motions as if he/she is taking off the mask and blows it into the air. Then the student next to him/her does the same thing, and so forth, until the circle is completed.