Lesson Plan

Range of Emotions

In this lesson, students will learn about how emotions change and will understand and discuss different feeling words for different emotions by associating emotions with colors, visuals, and a charades game.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to use a variety of feeling words.
  • Students will be able to articulate how emotions change.


(10 minutes)
Range of Emotions
  • Bring students into a circle, either seated in chairs or on the floor.
  • Guide students in a mindful listening session.
  • Ask students to sit upright comfortably and come to stillness (as much as they can) with quiet bodies.
  • Ask students to close their eyes, or look down at the floor, and count how many times you ring a bell.
  • Using a chime, vibratone, or bell, ring the bell ten times.
  • Ask the students how many times you rang the bell.
  • Explain to students that we will be talking about emotions and mindfulness of emotions today.
  • Ask the class, "What are some emotions?"
  • List all of the emotions they mention on chart paper or on the board.