Discussions Regarding the Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool (POCET)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Activity Idea: I Feel Happy When...

Kindergarten QuickSource® reminds us that "Social Studies focuses on helping children become confident, caring and competent individuals. This usually begins with the personal relationships the child has with friends and family. Understanding his/her contribution to family and friend situations is an important concept for the kindergarten child."

Here's an activity called I Feel Happy When... that promotes the development of healthy relationships and expressing feelings. Before you begin gather your materials: drawing paper and crayons.

Let's Get Started!

1) As part of a writing experience, ask the children to complete the following sentence, "I feel happy when..."

2) Allow the children to draw several pictures of things that would make them feel happy. According to the development of the child, encourage him/her to also include any words he/she might be able to write.

If using POCET™, this activity correlates to Developmental Guidelines: SE3: Expresses Feelings and Is Aware of How Actions Affect Self and Others

For more developmentally-appropriate activities, visit Teacher QuickSource® and browse through all age areas, including Preschool, Kindergarten, Infant & Toddler, and Head Start. Don't forget to explore activities promoting environmental awareness at Environmental QuickSource®.

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