Do you like being asked about your mood? Would you like people know how you feel and treat you properly?
The activity Feel Wheel is a wonderful opportunity to make your learners speak, review Feeling vocabulary as well as to teach emotional literacy.
- Print or Draw a Feel Wheel. Use the adjectives your learners know or learning.
- Prepare personalized pegs, with your learners’ names.
Take one peg (with your name) and say: Today I feel excited as I’ve won a lottery. And I’m having lots of plans on how to spend the money.
Then pin this peg onto the proper segment of the wheel (Excited).
Ask the questions: How do you feel today? And why?
Invite one of the learners to talk about their feeling. Once they give a reason, ask to tag the mentioned word on the Feel Wheel with their peg. Repeat the procedure with other students.
Invite the class to have a look at the Feel Wheel and complete the phrases:
Most of us feel ___ .
A third of us feel ___ .
Some of us are ___ .
You can go on providing some ideas how to deal with our negative emotions.