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, and her intern, Ms. Murray.
Ms. Murray shares some activities for guidance
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.