Fall is in full swing where I live. In fact, there is a frost warning for tonight. No more denying that summer is over. But fall is full of great consolation prizes like colourful leaves, crisp fresh air, and candy corn!
I like candy corn so I thought they would be the perfect visual to help kids talk about their emotions this October. This month’s free emotions printables include copywork pages, sheets to consider thoughts on trick or treating, and a feelings log.
Now I know that trick or treating is something that may be up in the air this year, so if it’s not happening in your area or your household, you can slip the word “not” in there and allow kids to express how they feel about not trick or treating this year.
October Printables for Kids about Emotions:
October Copywork Emotions Sentences:
- October Emotions Printable pages (download the Emotions pages here)
- pen or pencil OR
- plastic sleeve AND dry erase marker
If you want sheets to be reusable, laminate the pages or simply slip them into a plastic page protector. Students can then use a dry erase marker to do the tracing and writing themselves. Or they can write directly on the pages with a pen, pencil, marker, or coloured pencils.
Copywork Sentences Instructions for the child:
- Read the sentence.
- Fill in the outline.
- Trace the dotted words.
- Write the sentence on the lines provided.
- Discuss the various emotions.
Copying sentences may not seem like it would be impactful, but these sentences do more than simply give a child practise for their penmanship! Copying out sentences about feelings can be a good launching off place for discussions. They help create a culture in your home or classroom where it’s normal to hear about and talk about feelings.
You can also expand this activity by having your child talk about a particular time or situation in their life where they felt that particular emotion and how that was for them.
October My Feelings Log:
- printed October Feelings Log (download Emotions pages here)
- glue stick
- markers, pencil crayons (coloured pencils), or crayons
- pen or pencil
My Feelings Log Instructions for the child:
- Choose one apple icon each day to colour, cut, and paste into your log to represent how you are feeling at that time.
- At the end of the month, you’ll be able to look back and see all the different emotions you felt.
- Discuss your feelings with a parent or trusted adult.
Use the Feelings Log as a jumping off point for discussions about the different feelings your child is experiencing and what is underneath those emotions. This is also a good way to help them manage their emotions in healthy ways.
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