Anybody else trying to wrap their heads around all these recent changes? We assure you, grown ups aren't the only one processing the massive amount of changes we're all experiencing with COVID-19. You might be noticing that children (and adults) are having trouble naming their feelings during this time period. This is a project you can use to start conversations about colors and feeltings, then you can use it as a tool to start deeper conversations within your space!
Hot tip: This project is not only for kids! 😉
1. Start with the colors. You can use any art supply here. If you print this on copy paper, you can use crayons, colored pencils, markers. If you print on cardstock, you could pull out the watercolors!
2. This should not end up looking like a traditional watercolor wheel. The goal of this step is to associate color with emotions- remember that there are no "right" or "wrong" answers here. If every person's wheel looks different, you're on the right track.
3. Hang the wheel(s) up somewhere in your space. Find time to check in with the wheel throughout the day- how are you feeling before lunch? After watching a show? How did you feel after painting? What other conversations come up when you can start naming your feelings?
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