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 3: Showing Feelings
- To continue to explore different feelings in different situations.
- To identify events and situations that trigger particular emotions.
Materials and Preparation
- Use ‘Feelings’ from the CD-ROM. Print and cut up to give one word to each small group of between three and five children (for the exercise ‘Showing how we feel’).
Introductory Name Game
Name and Feeling
Make sure the children are in a circle. In this game the idea is that each child will show how they are currently feeling. Model this by saying/signing for example, ‘I'm Mr Cunningham and I'm feeling (mime action)’. Continue around the circle in the same way. At the end of the round, ask the group what feelings they saw. There will probably be a range of feelings including sleepy, sad, happy ...