Emotions while playing

This session was to explore ones emotions. This time we used different facial expressions to greet each other…Kids were involved and excited to show different expressions. Then they watched a short video of a song depicting different feelings… few wanted to catch up the front row, few were getting up in the middle, few said they can’t see and changed places to see. Few kids were even dancing to the song.. Kids were asked what is a feeling? Most of them said it is being sad, worried… Then I asked about the other emotions…. Then they came up with happiness, anger, boredom….Then we played a ball game with music, where kids either act or express an emotion on the chit and the others try to find it. Kids were happy to pass the ball… and few were excited to pick up the chit, few didn’t want to get the chits… kids expressed different feelings like happiness, anger, surprise, loneliness, hunger, confusion either with acting or bodily expressions… few did not want to act and they passed the ball to the next person….few needed help in understanding different emotions…. The other kids were very excited when they found the emotion correct and clapped..

Then children mapped their emotions on a chart while making a tower using playing cards. When they received the cards… few groups waited for the time to start with the cards in the center, few started to distribute among the team mates, few started arranging them on hand like for playing…Then when the time started, kids were very eager, few worked as a team, few worked separately, few said its falling, few said air is disturbing and they wanted the windows to be closed… They also marked their emotions as they did the activity. They marked varied emotions from happy, sad, disappointment, surprise…..Kids also rated their level of perseverance and the awareness of their emotions during the activity… Kids were given an activity to do at home.. They were asked to map their emotions and the emotions of others at home for the whole of next week and to bring the chart for the next session.