Do you feel me? (pinwheels)

There weren't enough goody bags at a birthday party. Can you guess what she was feeling?

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Generous

Very willing to share with others; wanting to give others more than what’s expected

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 tell you about a time when someone was generous with them. When did it happened? What feelings did your child have?

 

Ask your child whether they have ever been very willing to share with others or give others more than what’s expected. What did that feel like? If you like having this feeling, what can you do to have this feeling more often, or to help others have this feeling?

Activities:

Have your child imagine a day when every person in your family, school, and town is generous. Think about what that would be like from the time they woke up in the morning until the time they went to bed. List each person they might encounter, and tell what might happen on that day of generosity. How do they feel by the end of the day?

 

For one week, you and your child each keep a generosity journal, listing all the generous acts you experience. At the end of the week, share your journals with each other.

Book lists:

Explore stories about feeling generous 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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