Activity: Express Your Feeling
to recognize feelings of others
- Totetude Basic Feelings [Microsoft Office - OOXML - Word Document, 490 KB]
- Feelings Inventory [External link]
- Print Totetude Basic Feelings.
- Review the feelings used in the game with the learners. We recommend discussing the feelings of: angry, happy, excited, sad, scared, tired, sick, and silly. Say the feeling and show the facial expression that goes with each feeling.
- The group practices their facial expressions.
- Have the learners discuss whether the feelings they are showing make themselves feel good or bad inside.
- Explain to the learners that they will play a game.
- The rules of the game are: a) one learner stands away from the group; b) everyone else will be given a feeling that they have to show on their face; c) the one learner returns to the group and has to look at the facial expressions of everyone in order to guess what feeling they are showing.
- Ask for a volunteer to either stand outside the open door or to stand a bit of a distance away so that he/she does not hear the feeling you call out to the rest of the group.
- Tell the rest of the group a feeling they have to show on their face.
- Invite the volunteer to return and guess the feeling that everyone is showing.
- Repeat the game until everyone has at least one chance at guessing the group's feeling.
- Have a learner stand up and express a feeling. The rest of the group has to guess what feeling the learner is demonstrating.
- I am able to recognize the feelings of others.
- I am able to respond to the topic by reacting without talking.
- I am able to volunteer to help.