During this time, you may want to involve students in games for expressing their emotions and feelings. Check out these helpful resources by our guidance counselor, Mrs. Johnson
Game: Emotional Uno
Game: For Expressing Emotions
-Have them write different emotions on a small pieces of paper
-Put the pieces of paper in a hat or a bag
-Draw a picture of the emotion
-Why might the person in the drawing feel that way?
-Name a time where you felt this emotion?
Game: For Social Emotional Game for larger families
-Write different social emotional topics on a piece of paper
-Each round, tape one of the prompts on a random chair
-Play musical chairs.
-Whoever is in the chair with the prompt on it has to start a discussion or ask the group a question based on the prompt
Game: Social Skills/Manners (soccer ball)
-Write different social/emotional prompts/topics/questions on each space on the ball
-Pass the ball around by either using feet or hands
-When the music stops, whatever prompt their right thumb lands on they have to respond to.
Activity: Calming down
-5 Things You See
-4 Things You Can Touch
-3 Things You Hear
-2 Things You Can Smell
-1 Thing You Can Taste
Mrs. Johnson shares some guidance links and lessons for students and families.
If you have the game candy land, assign a feeling to a color. When you land on it they either; act out the feeling, say a time they felt that way, tell what would make someone feel that way.