Emotions for kids

Teach kids emotions and feelings with these activities including emotions worksheets, games, stories, and songs.

28 Emotions activities

Momotaro, the Peach Boy

Story by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time:

A Japanese folk tale about a helpful and generous boy who came from a peach.

Kate's Special Gift

Story by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Kate is excited to see her parents again after a little time apart. This story explores child's feelings when parents are away and the excitement...

Jealous of Jenny

Story by: AugustW

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Aria's new baby sister takes all of Mommy's time. Can Aria learn to love little Jenny?

Emotions: Happy & Sad Collage

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Create a collage showing happy and sad faces.

Mother's Day Surprise

Story by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Macy and Ben show their love on Mother's Day with a special breakfast in bed.

Grandma Loves Me

Song by: Linda O

Ages: 6 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

This baby's lullaby establishes rapport and helps beginning word recognition.

Bruno Learns to Bark

Story by: Pooju

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Bruno the puppy is an important part of the family!

The Weaver and the Cow Herder

Story by: Susanna

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

A Chinese and Japanese folk story that explains the celebration of Tanabata celebrated on July 7.

Waiting Song

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 3 mins

Builds patience for babies, toddlers and younger kids. Singing the waiting song lets them know that [ person / food / thing ] is on the way and...

Salty Cows

Story by: AugustW

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

How will Joanie and her grandmother save their cows from the shadowy man?

Emotional Charades

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Play a goofy game of facial charades.

Family Clothespin Dolls

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Act out family activities with very simple clothespin dolls.

The Jester and the Elf

Story by: AugustW

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

The funniest man in the land learns the importance of being humble and not bragging.

What is Happy?

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 5 mins

Ask children "what is happy?" Discuss the emotion "happiness" and what makes people happy.

What's in my pocket?

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time:

A fun game that a working mom or working dad can do when they come home.

The Ghosties

Poems & Rhymes by: AugustW

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 8 mins

Halloween or spooky-time poem plays with the fun names of old-time monsters.

I Have No Idea

Song by: Bijou

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Song created by a 9, 7 and 3 year-old during a summer playdate. Originally accompanied by a triangle, tambourine, and harmonica.

Grace's First Trip to the Dentist

Story by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Explain a visit to the dentist and ease anxiety associated with going to the dentist.

My First Loose Tooth

Story by: masamom

Ages: 48 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

A child tells the story of her first loose tooth and feelings about the experience.

Paper Plate Face

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Explore happy and sad emotions by sliding eyes and mouth strip