Growing Your Child's Emotional Intelligence - Ages 5-7
Emotional Intelligence is a wide range of skills that children of all ages can develop and improve. These skills are critical for emotional well-being and life success. This Activity Guide is designed to give you additional age appropriate resources that are helpful in teaching your child about emotions. The emotional and social skills that are presented were written in order to help you grow your child.
Seeds of Kindness
Do a coloring sheet with kindness words on a card. Cut out the words and paste them on construction paper to give to someone. Here are some examples to start with: Love, thoughtfulness, joy
Collect words of love, kindness, happiness, caring, appreciation from family members, friends, classmates, teachers. Write the words you have collected around a pciture. Then try to make it a habit of saying something kind to at least one person everyday.
1. How many words were you able to write by yourself?
2. How many “seeds of kindness” did you collect from other people?
Keep a list for one month of whom you said something kind to each day.
How Do I Feel About Myself?
Everyone has feelings. Sometimes I am happy, or sad, or mad, or excited, or scared. Look into a mirror. Make faces showing how you feel when:
a. you are eating an ice cream cone
b. your friend can’t come over to play
c. you go on vacation
d. you play with your pet
Feeling Left Out
All of us have been left out of a game or conversation when we really wanted to be included. What if your brothers/sisters went to the movies and you couldn’t go because you were sick? Answer the following questions and share your thoughts with an adult.
Circle your answer:
How did you feel when you were left out?
a. Sad b. Mad c. Hurt
Nobody likes to be left out. What can you do to make sure that someone is not being left out?
a. play with them on the playground at school
b. invite them to your birthday party
c. ask them to go with you and your friends to a ballgame
Here are some ideas to help you start being a part of the group:
- Let others know you would enjoy doing things with them.
- Invite them to do things with you.
- Show interest in what they are doing
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