Painting Emotions

This was such a great class at Hough Elementary. Such a valuable time to grow a young person’s emotional vocabulary – learning names for new emotions, thinking about the ones they already knew. What is an emotion and what isn’t? Then we all chose an emotion, wrote it down on a piece of paper…..tucked it away and painted any image that came to mind for that emotion. At the end of the painting we decided that good & helpful emotions (happiness, joy) could stay tucked in our pocket and if we painted something that wasn’t a good emotion (anger, sadness) we tore it up and let fade it away.