Balancing Emotions

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Tracey Fripp

Balancing Negative/Positive emotions...

Use a weighing scale to demonstrate both a positive and negative emotion. Wrap up weights in paper writing an emotion on each ie: tired, happy. Demonstrate to children who tend to speak in the negative that 'balancing' their words with a positive emotion will make them feel better about themselves.

Model by saying; "I'm feeling TIRED today but I'm still HAPPY to be working here in this group with you all. Look, now the scales balance. You try it!"

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