Originally developed for deaf children, this innovative and successful drama programme addressing personal, social and emotional needs can benefit all children in primary schools. The interactive and lively ideas cover a variety of themes from empathy to assertiveness. Bringing together the expertise of a drama teacher and the skills of a teacher of the deaf, the book provides an unconventional way of exploring human concerns.
Session 2: Exploring Feelings
- To establish a feelings vocabulary with a corresponding range of movements.
- To begin to discuss how our feelings change.
Materials and Preparation
- Flipchart sheet from last session with emotional vocabulary (for ‘How am I feeling?’).
- Use the resource ‘Feelings’. The whole group is divided into four. You will need enough pieces of paper with one word on it for each group (for use in the game ‘Feeling walks’).
Introductory Name Game
Name and Something I Like Doing
(This may not be a suitable game for signing children. Please choose another from the Name games or Affirmation games section of the Compendium of Games.)
Make sure that everyone is seated in a circle. Explain to the children that they will each say or sign their name and then do an action ...