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Create a Feelings Book

by | Apr 9, 2020 | Character

Creating a feelings book teaches kids to label, understand, and model feelings.

What you need:

  • Papers
  • Crayons
  • Pencil

How to play:

  1. Talk with your child about when they have experienced feeling happy, frustrated, sad, or scared. Discuss how people can help others feel better, and help your child realize how their behavior affects other people. Brainstorm some ways you can help other people feel good such as giving them a hug, giving them a gift, or creating a card.
  2. Using the papers, crayons, and pencil, create a book of feeling words. Draw a person next to each word and show that feeling on his or her face. Point out that someone’s face and body clues often reveal how they are feeling.
  3. Now create some stories for each feeling or emotion! Ask questions about why the person might be feeling happy or sad. And what might you do to help the person feel better?
  4. You can also cut pictures out from magazines or newspapers and add them to your book.

Tips for playing:

You can also cut pictures out from magazines or newspapers and add them to your book.

If you have time:

If you want to model role play, you can even act out some of the stories you created to give some real-life examples of the feelings you’re highlighting.

Get the whole family in on creating and acting out different emotions.


Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos
Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos

Chief Learning Officer at Begin

Jody has a Ph.D. in Developmental Science and more than a decade of experience in the children’s media and early learning space.