Self Regulation Strategies - Identifying Feelings and Emotions Activities

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Are your students struggling with their self regulation strategies and emotional regulation? These emotions activities are perfect for helping preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students master self regulation strategies.  These identifying feelings and emotions activities are easy to prepare - print, cut, & laminate (optional!). 

These social emotional learning activities focus on student emotional literacy. The mini-books, writing sheets, write the room activities, and vocabulary cards support literacy and adhere to reading and writing state standards. There are 13 teacher and student resources and activities included with a total of 200+ printable pages available in color and in black and white. 

This resource is great for:

  • Learning Activity Centers
  • Small group lessons
  • Independent quiet time “busy” work
  • Calm-Down bins
  • Calming Corners
  • Transition Activities
  • Morning Work busy bins
  • Exit tickets

Why teachers need this Feelings and Emotions Activities resource:

  • It supports reading and writing state standards
  • Helps students who are struggling with calming their bodies
  • Provides practice for identifying emotions and feelings
  • Allows for students to make personal social and emotional connections.
  • It addresses emotional literacy 

When pre-k, kindergarten, and grade one students are self-regulated they are in the optimal state for learning. With these identifying feelings and emotions activities (that you can use all year!), you will feel confident your students are struggling no more.

Included in this Resource:

Activity #1 - My Feelings mini book - 10 feelings “When I feel __” books + 1 blank book

Activity #2 - Color & B/W emotions Bingo with color & B/W calling cards

Activity #3 - Matching cards - color & B/W - emotions & calming strategies

Game 1 - match word to picture

Game 2 - match emotion to calming strategy

Game 3 - match picture to picture

Activity #4 - word wall words - color & B/W - emotions & calming strategy

Activity #5 - vocabulary words for literacy centre - color & B/W - emotions & calming strategy

Activity #6 - numbers 1-20 write the room - 14 different pictures - color & B/W - 5 recording sheets

Activity #7 - calming strategies workout - 48 emotion “would you rather” Qs with calming strategies as the A or B option - B/W

Activity #8 - emotion conversation cards - 30 cards - B/W

Activity #9 - lanyard pictures - 21 calming strategies, 10 emotion - color & B/W

Activity #10 - 1 page charts - calming strategies, emotions - color & B/W

Activity #11 - emotion writing sheet w/ cut & paste component - 5 diff sheets + 1 blank one 

Activity #12 - emotion write the room - 2 diff recording sheets

Activity #13 - emotion clip cards (or use loose parts) - all 10 emotions - color & B/W


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).


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