Show the feeling word
afraid or scared
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.
Ask your child to tell you about a time that they felt fearful. Ask about what the voice in their head was saying to them, and what their body felt like.
Ask your child to imagine talking to a friend who is feeling fearful about something. What could your child say or do that might help reduce the friend’s fear?
Ask your child to do a “fear survey,” where they ask family and friends five questions: What makes you fearful? What part of your body do you feel the fear in? How do you deal with fear? When might fear be an emotion that serves you well, and when does fear get in the way of your goals? Then have your child share the findings at mealtime and talk about what they learned.
Explore stories about feeling fearful 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.