Each day of the children's series transmits one lesson from the science of emotions in four different ways:
- a video on a screen
- a song, with or without a screen
- discussion prompts (off-screen)
- an arts and crafts activity (off-screen).
Main message: Feelings are like waves in the sea: they come and go, and we cannot stop them.
Feelings are like waves in the sea
They come and go both for you and for me.
- If you had a superpower of emotions, how would you like it to be?
- How would you use this emotion superpower?
- How can your emotion superpower transform the world?
- Think about the last time you were on the beach playing in the waves. How long did each wave last?
- Think about the last time you had a strong emotion. How long did it last?
- Can we stop the ocean waves? Can we stop the waves of emotions?
- What are the similarities between emotions and ocean waves? (Suggestions: they are always coming and going; we cannot stop them; every sea has waves and everyone has emotions; we can be dragged by them or navigate them.)
- Have you ever felt dragged by a wave of emotion?
- Which do you find more fun: to be dragged by sea waves or to surf them? And with waves of emotions: to be dragged by them or to use the wave of emotions?
Make an emotion thaumatrope
Tell the child to paint the faces. Help the child cut the circles and glue on a stick, straw, or pencil. Then tell the child to turn the stick and see the face becoming happy. Do the same with the other emotions: anger, fear, and sadness. Ask the child if they noticed that emotions also keep coming and going, just as in the thaumatrope.
If you need help making the toy, watch this video.
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