Back to school is a time full of emotions. Even for kids who love school, there is a lot of nervous anticipation in light of all the upcoming changes. Will they like their new teacher? Will their best friend be in their homeroom? What is this year going to be like?
And of course for some kids, school or change can cause anxiety. With this year in particular and all the changes, they may be feeling particularly concerned.Whether your child is going to school, homeschooling, or learning online, a new school year can bring with it a flood of emotions. Help your child sort through their feelings and be better able to express them with these helpful free printable packs.
September Printables for Kids about Emotions:
September Copywork Emotions Sentences:
- September Emotions Printable pages (download 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.
September My Feelings Log:
- printed September 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.
The September Feelings Log explores emotions associated with going back to school. Once your child is better able to identify what their feelings are, you can then work with them on strategies for managing their emotions.
Plus, the apples are darn cute!
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