Understanding Feelings

October 18, 2018

 

MY FEEL WHEEL Fun Sheets help kids understand their feelings by exploring them in many different ways

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT THEY ARE

 

With MY FEEL WHEEL Fun Sheets kids can play around with feelings. When do they feel happy, what does surprise look like to them, what are their memories of sadness, what feelings are similar to but also a bit different from mad.

 

There are three versions of the Fun Sheet: the four spoke version includes our basic feelings of happy, sad, scared and mad, the six spoke version adds the related but more complex feelings of disgusted and surprised and the blank version allows you to add the feelings you want to focus on.

 

 

HOW TO USE THEM

 

Choose the version that best suits your purpose and the ages and developmental levels of your kids.

 

Just some of the many ways to use the Fun Sheets include:

 

Talk about each feeling shown on the Wheel. Use some simple prompts like;

When was the last time you felt this feeling?

What do you like about this feeling?

What do you do when you feel this way?

How do you help a friend when s/he feels this way? ...

 

Find the Feel Wheel Cards that match each of the feelings shown on the Wheel. Talk about how the characters look. Draw a picture of how you look when you feel each of these feelings (it is totally okay to copy the Cards!).

 

Find the Feel Wheel Cards that are similar to a feeling on the Wheel  (for example, sad + hurt + bored + ). Talk about how they are similar and how they are different.

 

Draw a picture of one or all of the feelings shown on the Wheel.

 

Share and draw a story about one or all of the feelings shown on the Wheel.

 

Draw a picture of a memory about the feelings shown on the Wheel.

 

Choose the feeling that best describes how you feel right now and draw a picture.

 

Talk about your day or week using all of the feelings shown on the Wheel.

 

 

Teaching kids about their feelings in a variety of creative ways encourages them to become more comfortable with them and to discover that ALL feeling are important and okay

 

 

 

 

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