Author:
Raquel
Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson Plan
Level:
Preschool
Tags:
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emotions
  • Happy
  • Mad
  • Preschool
  • Sad
  • Scared
  • Special Education
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Feelings Happy, Sad, Scared, Mad

    Feelings Happy, Sad, Scared, Mad

    Overview

    This is a lesson plan for teaching feelings happy, sad, scared, mad to young children.

    Summary

    In this lesson students will learn to identify basic feels happy, sad, scared and mad

    This lesson is designed to be taught in person in 15 minutes sections over the course of 1-2 weeks.

    Artwork credit for faces happy, sad, scared, mad: Katie Willard

    Background for Teachers

    To teach this lesson, you will need an understanding of basic child development.

    This lesson alignes with Health Education Standards for 3-year olds

    Mental and Emotional Health

    Standard HE 3 yr.3.1
    With prompting and support, express, identify, and label emotions (for example, happy, sad, angry, afraid) and feelings (for example, thirsty, hungry, hot, cold, tired).

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Learning Intentions:

    • Students will be able to identify happy, sad, scared, and mad

    Success Criteria:

    • Students will identify emotions happy, sad, scared, and mad.

     

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Student Background Knowledge

    Students needs no prior background knowledge before completing this lesson.

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    Visual supports are available and may be used to provide an alternative answering method for limited verbal students.  The lesson can be individualized by using situations and events which are familar to the student.

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Instructional Procedures:

    Lessons and activities are intended to be taught during 15 minute sessions across a 1-2 week period of time.  Select the activities which will be relevlent to your students.

    Introduce the happy, sad, scared, and mad faces (attached at bottom of section).   Demonstrate each feeling to student.  Talk about things that make you happy, sad, scared and mad.  

    Hand out happy and sad faces on to each child taped on popscicle stick.  The teacher stands in front and models happy or sad using facial expressions and body language.  Have the students hold up appropriate stick.  Repeat with mad and scared faces.  (Feeling faces are attached at bottom of section.)

    Put the happy, sad, scared, mad faces in paper bag (faces attached at bottom of section).  Have students pick out a face, then practice making that face in the mirror.

    Have students draw happy, sad, scared, and/or mad faces on pictures.

    Have children cut out children/situaltions from magazines and sort them into feeling catefories of happy, sad, scared and mad.

    Using whipped toping, shaving cream, or finger paint, have students draw faces (happy, sad, etc) in sensory medium.

    Place feelings poster near door.  Have students identify their own feelings by pointing to the appropriate feeling as they transition to other locations in their day. (Emotion chart attached at bottom of section may be used as poster.)

    Sing  If your happy and you know it

    Watch clips from from the following and talk about emotions Danel Tiger and friends display

    Daniel Gets Mad/Katirna Gets mad

    Duckling Goes Home/Daniel Feels Left Out

    Something special for Dad/I love you Mom

    Daniel gets a shot/A stormy night

    Play Daniel Tiger Neighborhood Guess the Feeling Guess the Feeling

    Artwork Credit 

    Happy © 2021 by Katie Willard is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 

    Mad © 2021 by Katie Willard is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 

    Sad © 2021 by Katie Willard is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 

    Scared © 2021 by Katie Willard is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 

     

     

     

     

     

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Formative assesment: observe the student in classroom activities.

    Summative assesment:

    Feelings Lesson Plan

    Criteria

    Ratings

     

    Points

    Receptive (points to correct face when presented with an emotion, points to correct emotion during games, etc.)

    Identifies happy

    1 point

     

    Does not identify happy

    0 points

    Identifies sad

    1 point

     

    Does not identify sad

    0 points

    Identifies mad

    1 point

     

    Does not identify mad

    0 points

    Identifies scared

    1 point

     

    Does not identify scared

    0 points

     

     

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    Expressive (names the correct emotion verbally, by sign, or augmentative communication device when presented with pictures, videos, or other representation of emotions)

    Identifies happy

    1 point

     

    Does not identify happy

    0 points

    Identifies sad

    1 point

     

    Does not identify sad

    0 points

    Identifies mad

    1 point

     

    Does not identify mad

    0 points

    Identifies scared

    1 point

     

    Does not identify scared

    0 points

     

     

     

    __ /4