Growing Your Child's Emotional Intelligence - Ages 8 - 10
Emotional Intelligence is a wide range of skills that children of all ages can develop and improve. These skills are critical for emotional wellbeing and life success. ThisYouth Deployment 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.
My Special Gifts and Talents
Everyone has something they do well. It may be in a sport, or playing a musical instrument, or even a particular subject like math. A person can even be good at making friends. Whatever a person does well can be a gift or talent. See if you can recognize your own gifts and talents.
Of your talents, which are you most proud? Why?
What would the world be like if everyone had the same gifts and talents?
What if everyone on the baseball team was a good pitcher, but no one did well at running or hitting?
What is one of the nicest things you could say about yourself?
What are some things you’ve been able to show other people how to do?
I, ________________________________, bring these special gifts and talents to my community.
Name That Emotion!
How familiar are you with emotions? Use this exercise to help you have fun finding out about different emotions that are important for you to know. See how many different words from the two following groups of emotions below you can use to fill in the blanks in the sentences. Write them in the boxes below each sentence.
proud helpful calm alert quiet surprised eager delighted hopeful curious excited friendly pleased relieved interested glad happy amazed ashamed confused jealous sorry angry uneasy concerned impatient disliked scared worried depressed embarrassed abandoned sad guilty
- I was so __________ when I won the spelling bee.
- The ‘D’ I got on my math test made me feel _________.
- The class was _________ when the alarm sounded.
- I felt________ when my best friend made fun of me during lunch.
- Dad was _________ when I missed my foul shot.
- This math problem makes me feel _________.
- I felt ___________ when my friends went to the movie without me.
- She was so _________ at the last scout meeting
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