Do you feel me? (new house)

He can't wait to move into a new home. How do you think he feels?
YouTube video

Show the feeling word


impatiently wanting to do or get something

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 why the boy in the video could be described as eager. What is he eager for? How do we know that he’s eager?
  • Ask about a time when your child felt eager. What happened to your child’s body and mind? Is there any situation which almost always makes your child feel eager?


Ask your child to think of a time when they were so eager that their eagerness got in the way of something they had to do. Maybe they were in school and supposed to be focusing on a lesson but their mind kept wandering to the fun plan for the weekend. Or maybe they were lying in bed wide awake when they should have been sleeping. Come up with three things to try so that eagerness doesn’t stand in the way of sleeping or learning. Then come up with times when eagerness is a boost to learning.
Give your child something they really love to eat, but ask them to follow your directions. First have them look at it, then they can smell it, and finally touch it. Then ask them how they feel — what does it feel to be eager to do something? Is it the same as feeling hungry? How is it different? Can they pause for 5 minutes before eating it?

Book lists:

Explore stories about feeling eager 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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