Lesson Plan

My Many Faces

Exploring emotions
Kathy V.
Technology coordinator
Edmonton AB, Canada
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My Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to identify their feelings, demonstrate how they might look when feeling that way and describe a time or situation where they felt that way

Health & Wellness
Grades Pre-K – 2
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1 How do you feel?

Activity: Reading

Read your favorite story about emotions.  Some examples include:

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain


The Feelings Book by Todd Parr


2 Looking at Emotions

Using the apps have children explore the many different emotions.  Using a mirror or partners, have children make the faces to display the emotion. They can even play - Guess my Emotion - where they are given an emotion and have to act it out

3 Color you Feelings

Discuss with children how some emotions are attached to color - like seeing red - usually means someone is angry.  Look at the emotions and decide on what color it could be.  Using the app children can explore the color associated with the emotion

*you can also use the app Zones of Regulation to start the discussion of getting ourselves into our "green zone" so we are ready for learning.

4 The Many Faces of Me

Book Creator
Free, Paid

Using the app Book Creator, children can take pictures of themselves showing an emotion.  They can choose a background color that they would associate with that feeling and then either type or voice record a time they may have felt that way. ie: This is my excited face, I got excited for my birthday party.

*children can work in small groups or pairs to create the book