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Home/School: Wellbeing - feelings and emotions


Home/School: Wellbeing - feelings and emotions

KS1/Foundation, KS2
Health and wellbeing

In this wellbeing pack there a variety of activities that children can do at home where they will be encouraged to identify and talk about their feelings and emotions.

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Children will be able to:

  • recognise and name their own and others' feelings
  • identify how and why these feelings might change
  • describe ways to take care of their own and others’ emotional wellbeing
  • think about what we can do to help us manage different feelings.  



Film: It's OK to not be OK

This short film clip will encourage conversations around feelings and emotions and allow children to express themselves. The film compares the restart of the footballing season to the beginning of a new school year and illustrates the hopes, fears and uncertainties that come with new starts and transitions. Using footage from the 2019/20 season, the film includes football players and managers showing a range of emotions. 


Emotional check-in poster

This poster displays a variety of emotions and feelings and can be used as a tool to encourage children to identify and build the confidence to share how they are feeling.

This can be downloaded and stuck on the wall. There are two versions available: younger children (aged 5-7) and older children (7-11). 


Extra time: My week of feelings

Children will think about their feelings and emotions and make a note of how they feel during the week.

Younger children can draw how they feel and older children will take note of things that they could change to help them to feel better. They will be given the opportunity to self-reflect where they can see if they achieve their goals at the end of the week.

These activity sheets include notes for parents.