Inside: This free, printable The Color Monster Emotions Activity is a fabulous activity for developing emotional intelligence with children in the early grades.
About the Book
We are long time fans of The Color Monster book by Anna Llena – with it featuring on our 21 Best Books about Feelings and Emotions and 101 Social Skills Books for Kids booklists and one of our earliest Social Emotional Learning posts – 4 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence.
From the publisher;
“One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result.”
The Color Monster Emotions Activity: Free Printable
Prepare the activity
Print out the empty jar page (one per student) and feelings/monsters pages (one copy provides enough squares for ten students).
Sort the emotion squares by color. Separate out the monster squares.
The Color Monster Emotions Jar Activity Instructions
Read The Color Monster book to students. Take another look through the book – noticing the color used to represent each emotion and how the illustrator use texture and imagery to represent each emotion?
Distribute an emotions jar page to each student. Have each child choose a monster and paste it into the top of their jar.
Look again at the book, focusing on one emotion at a time. Have each child choose a square from the corresponding pile of colored emotions squares to paste into their jar.
Invite the children to label each square with the name of the corresponding emotion.
Download Instructions: The Color Monster Emotions Jar Activity
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The Color Monster Emotions Jar Activity. Save the PDF to your computer. Open the PDF to print the pages you require. Please carefully read the printing instructions included within the document.
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