A Collage of Feelings

In developing social competency skills, Saarni suggests that eight skills are necessary with one of them being aware of one’s own emotions and another being able to “read” other people’s emotions. In teaching children these skills, we have found that making a collage of feelings can be very helpful.

Items needed:

Scissors, Glue, Poster Board (Large poster board needed if a group/class activity-like what is pictured), Magazines

Have the child/children collect as many different types of expressions as possible. As the child cuts out a picture, discussions may occur as to when the child feels the way that’s depicted in the picture.  Encourage the children to find animals that display various feelings. If done individually, the child’s poster can hang up in the room. When done collectively, the poster board could be displayed in the classroom for several weeks.






About Tina Donovan

Tina Donovan, M.Ed., PC has dedicated her life both professionally and personally to improving the lives of children. From volunteering as a youth leader to developing a non-profit youth organization, her focus has been on providing opportunities to children enabling them to discover and develop their own unique talents.

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