Lesson Plan

Elaborating on My Feelings

Identifying and describing their feelings is an important part of the way children develop social skills. This lesson teaches your students how to identify feelings, and then elaborate on them by speaking and writing in complete sentences.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to explain and elaborate upon their feelings.


(5 minutes)
Elaborating on Feelings
  • Ask students to use adjectives to describe how they feel today.
  • Record the words on a sheet of chart paper or on the board to create a list of feelings.
  • Challenge students to think about which words are physical feelings (like sore, tired, sleepy, or sick) and which words are emotional feelings (such as excited, amused, disappointed, worried, or content). Encourage students to pick out the emotional feelings, and circle those.