Lesson plan

Going on a Feelings Hunt

Everyone has feelings! In this lesson, students explore different feelings by recognizing them on faces. As they look through books, students will find pictures that show a variety of expressions.
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Students will be able to identify emotions shown through different facial expressions.

(10 minutes)
  • Have students popcorn share all the different Feelings, or emotions, they can think of.
  • Call on a few different students to make faces showing different feelings. Ask the class to guess what feeling is being shown.
(10 minutes)
  • Read aloudThe Feelings BookBy Todd Parr.
  • Ask students to share different feelings in the book.
  • Have students turn to a partner and share their favorite feeling in the book, explaining why they like it.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell students that they are going to go on a feelings hunt.
  • Look through a book and place a sticky note on pages that have faces showing different emotions. On each sticky note, draw a face that matches the feeling you found.
(20 minutes)
  • Have students work independently to look through books and find different feelings.
  • As students work, circulate around the room to ask questions about the feelings and how they appear in the facial expressions.

Support:Have students work together when looking through the books.

Enrichment:Have students write the feelings they find on sticky notes.

(5 minutes)
  • Assess how students are reading different feelings as they look at the pictures in books.
(5 minutes)
  • Call on students to share a picture they found with the class. Have other students try to determine what feeling the face shows.

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