Feel Good Scavenger Hunt
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?
It’s time for a Feel Good Scavenger Hunt! Help your students find classroom items that make them feel cozy, and boost their numeracy skills by counting all of the cozy items together.
ECSEL Standards & Learning Goals
What skills are being enhanced & what knowledge is being gained through this activity?
Self-Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness
- Space to gather as a group
- Gather students in a group and tell them that they are going to walk around the classroom to find something that makes them feel happy or cozy.
- Walk around the classroom all together and support students to find things (one or two) that make them feel cozy or happy in the classroom. If further scaffolding is needed, bring some items to your meeting area and have the class practice making choices between two items: Which one makes you feel happy/cozy?
- Return to your meeting area and have students show their item to the whole class. Help students identify their feelings about the item, and what about the item makes them feel this way. You can help prompt responses by describing the item.
- After each student has shared, line up the cozy classroom items and count how many things make everyone feel cozy together!
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!
This game can also be played outside. Children can find things in nature that make them feel happy and share them with the class. Explain that these things can also be something that you cannot hold, like the sun or sky!
Toddler – Feel Good Scavenger Hunt