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Lesson 4: Having All Kinds of Feelings


This lesson helps students think about different kinds of feelings. They examine pictures of kids showing different feelings, including happy, sad, angry and afraid, and match example stories with the different feelings. They learn that feelings are signals that help them know if they’re OK or if they need help, and discuss the importance of talking with trusted adults about strong feelings.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify different emotions and situations that can influence feelings.
  2. Identify appropriate ways to express and deal with feelings.
  3. Explain the relationship between feelings and behavior.
  4. Explain the importance of talking with parents and other trusted adults about feelings.

SEL Connection

  • self-awareness
  • self-management

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • MEH-1: Express feelings in a healthy way.
  • MEH-6: Get help for troublesome thoughts, feelings or actions for oneself and others.
  • MEH-9: Practice habits that promote mental and emotional well-being.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
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