Do you feel me? (first test)

She had to take her first test at school. How do you think she felt?
YouTube video

Show the feeling word


Thinking about something bad that may happen

Take it further

Emotions matter. Emotions influence our decision making and color our relationships. Research shows that children who develop emotional intelligence skills are kinder, happier, healthier, and more successful. Help your child develop emotional intelligence by playing another round of our feeling words game.

Conversation starters:

  • Ask your child to think about the girl in the video: what words best describe how she was feeling when she was thinking about her test?
  • Ask your child what strategies the girl may have used to manage her emotions so that she could concentrate during the test. What strategies do you use when you feel worried before taking a test?


Have your child practice three different approaches for calming a worry, such as: 1.Taking in slow, deep breaths; 2. Writing out their worry along with alternative ways to think about the situation; 3.Talking with someone who is a good listener about why they’re worried. Then, ask them if they like one strategy better than the others and why.

Book lists:

Explore stories about feeling worried in our feeling word book lists:

Watch more Do you feel me? videos and learn more about emotions.
Read more about the Feeling Words Curriculum.
Have some fun with feeling words with our Mad-Sad-Glad Libs.


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