It’s important to talk about emotions and tell others how we are feeling at times. But when big emotions take over, it can be hard to think of the right words. Using this emotions wheel can help your toddler or preschooler understand that all
emotions are normal, even when they don’t feel good.
printout of Emotions Wheel downloaded from My Little Growing Mindset (cardstock works best)
9x12 construction paper
small piece of corrugated cardboard
crayons or markers
kid-safe scissors and adult scissors
Encourage your child to do all the steps of this project that he or she can safely
attempt, such as cutting out the title. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. We are building a Growth Mindset! Please use caution as you handle steps that require poking the holes.
1. Cut out the title. Glue it near the top of the construction paper.
2. Cut out the large wheel. Color the wheel.
3. Use the adult scissors to poke a hole in the cardboard.
4. Assemble with the brad, first pushing it through the wheel, then the cardboard, then the construction paper. Flatten the back and... done!
Your little one can learn more ways to handle big emotions in this book
“Learning to Calm” available at MyLittleGrowingMindset.com.