19 minutes | Jul 27, 2021

My Favorite Emotions and Feelings Activities and Games for Preschool

In today's episode of Elevating Early Childhood, I will be discussing something every professional educator needs to use in their classroom: Emotions and feelings activities for preschoolers.As we all know, social skills are not innate. They're learned and honed through life, and of course, the earlier you start, the more social intelligence and emotional literacy you acquire.This is why emotions and feelings activities are crucial. In order to learn social skills, children have to first learn how to name and express their own feelings and emotions. There are many ways to help them achieve that, and today, I'll be sharing a few of them with you.After all, what better way to teach your students about their feelings than through some fun games?So, without further ado, let's get to it!  Key Takeaways:- It's never too early to introduce Bingo to your students (00:00)- Using real photographs is a must (03:07)- The memory-matching game (04:18)- The feelings and emotions check-in chart (06:12)- You can also use playdough mats (10:35)- Bingo teaches self-regulation skills (12:01)- The importance of emotional literacy (15:30) Additional Resources:- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.- Learn more about my membership program “Teaching Trailblazers”.- Get our Feelings Chart for Preschool Kids here.- Get your 2021 Soar to Success Summit pass here.--Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.If you enjoy the podcast, please follow, rate, and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform.--Onward & Upward!
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