What is this activity?
What skills are being enhanced? What knowledge is gained?
What do you need to prepare for this activity?
Step by step guide
What questions can you ask to promote ECSEL thinking and discussions?
How can you extend children’s thinking?
What could be more fun than expressing our emotions through art? What better way to show our emotions than through drawing? Give your young students the freedom to express themselves artistically in whatever way they please! Verbally identify their facial expressions as they work.
ECSEL Standards & Learning Goals
What skills are being enhanced & what knowledge is being gained through this activity?
- ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
- Colored pencils or markers
- Art paper
- Masking tape
- Sometimes, your students will need to release some pent up energy. Scribble Art gives young students the freedom to release this energy in an artistic way.
- Have each student sit in front of a piece of art paper that is fastened either to a table or the floor with masking tape.
- Lay out an array of colorful pencils or crayons for children to choose from and have them color freely while you help them to identify and regulate their emotions as they work.
- Play a variety of music during this activity to further convey or evoke emotions
ECSEL Prompts are helpful questions & guiding statements you can use to provoke children’s thinking about emotions. These prompts are related to this specific activity.
Use these questions & ideas to extend children’s learning!
Use Our Early Emotions Cards with children to strengthen emotional identification: “I saw that you were feeling happy when you were drawing! See? This is what happy looks like!” (repeat with other emotions)
Infant – Scribble Art