Kid-Focused Blog Healthy Bodies Include Healthy Minds: What Color Do You Feel Today?
Engaging our families during this time is a priority of Kroc Greenville. From Kroc Blogs to the Slow Down Showdown to Online Fitness Videos, we are working hard to maintain relationships and help you maintain active and healthy lifestyles.
Active minds are just as important as active bodies. Often times, children can make better sense of their experiences and emotions through books. This can be a confusing time for everyone; enjoy stories and art together to help children (and adults) process some of these emotions.
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The Color Monster wakes up feeling confused one day. This story can help children describe their emotions through colors. Activity Idea: Color your own monsters with crayon colors that help describe how you are feeling.
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss is filled with engaging rhymes and colorful images to help children learn about emotions. Activity idea: Use watercolors to paint a collage, adding more and more colors each day. Add yellow when you are feeling happy. Add blue when you are feeling down.
The Way I Feel helps children manage complex feelings of disappointment, silliness, frustration, boredom and more. While this story doesn’t specify colors with emotions, you can work together to pair colors with emotions. Ask children, “What color do you think represents happiness?” Remember, there is no right or wrong answer.
Jessica is the Business Manager at Kroc Greenville. She holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in Early Childhood Education, and has worked with children and families in the nonprofit sector for over ten years. Jessica has experience overseeing both business and educational initiatives for community-based organizations.