This week in kindergarten I put the kiddos to the test! For the last few weeks we've been discussing feelings through different stories and activities. I introduced Feelings! Bingo to them and explained the rules. Since each bingo board had different feelings faces on it (from Jellybean Jamboree), I showed each face and we brainstormed what they might be feeling. Then I explained that I will be reading clues for them to figure out which feeling I'm describing.
For example, "I put my shirt on backwards this morning and my classmates are laughing at me." I elaborated by describing what your body might be feeling, "blushing, hanging head low, holding back tears, hiding face, stomach doing flips..." (embarrassed)
When students earned "Bingo!" I gave them a feelings face sticker:
I concluded the lesson with one of my favorite tricks, The Magic Coloring Book of Feelings! It appears to be just a regular coloring book, but I ask students to describe how they are feelings and "throw" their feelings into the book which "colors it." They enjoy when I shake out their feelings and end up with a blank book.