Use this mini book as a tool to help kids talk about their feelings. When children are able to write about and talk about their emotions, they are better able to process and manage them. The pages in this Spring themed mini book contain some common seasonal happenings. They are simple enough, but that’s actually the beauty of them. When kids are given the opportunity to talk about how they feel about everyday things, they begin to develop a comfort in speaking about and writing about their emotions in general, which can lead to them sharing about deeper things in the future.
This also allows us to get some insight into our kids or students. While some may delight in splashing in puddles, those with certain sensory issues may feel scared at even the thought of it. Flying a kite may bring along with it happy memories for some students, while for others, it brings sadness as it may be something they have never been able to experience.
My Spring Feelings Mini Book for Kids:
- My Spring Feelings mini book printable pages. (download here)
- pencil or pen
- markers, crayons, or pencil crayons
- stapler and staples
- Download the My Spring Feelings mini book.
- Print the pages.
- Cut apart the booklet pages.
- Let your student decide how he or she feels about each seasonal activity and draw a corresponding face on the child on that page. Your student can use the Emotions Word Bank for ideas (for words to use and for faces to draw).
- When your student has completed the book, stack the pages together with the cover on top and staple on the left side to create a little book.
It can be helpful for you to sit down and debrief with the child you’re working with after they fill out their book. This will give you a better understanding of their feelings and allow you to ask further clarifying questions to provide you even more insight.
It is also good practise for them in talking about their emotions in a healthy way with those they trust.
Download your free printable Spring mini book and get this activity started with your child or students.
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Pirate Emotions Playdough Mats