Emotions are infectious to others. People often mimic the emotional environment they are surrounded by.

People react differently to all types of things. Ride a roller coaster lately? Some people find it exhilarating and other fear it to both extremes. As long as our surroundings change, so do our emotions. Feeling are, to some extent, predictable and we should be aware of this. When we put an action out into the world, it will make others feel a certain way that we can foresee. We feel sad when some picks on us. We feel happy when play in the schoolyard. There is nothing wrong with having feelings. What matters most is what we do with these feelings and understand why we have a certain feeling. When we feel an intense emotion, it is because of a chemical that is released from our brains.

Understanding the difference between negative and positive feelings is difficult for some children. We obviously would rather more positive feelings. If we have a negative feeling, we can evaluate the reason for this, and we can easily find a way back toward not being bothered by it. Often speaking to others about our emotions is the best way to work out emotions. If you find yourself in a situation where you do not feel safe or scared it is important to seek out a trusted adult to help you work through this.

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Printable Emotions Worksheets

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What's the Feeling?

Study each face. Write 3 words to describe how each is feeling.

Identifying Feelings

An example question: Your dad takes you out for ice cream after soccer practice. How do you feel?

How Does it Feel When Someone Says...

You will rate how a situation makes you feel in a wrong of emotions that are shown as facial expressions.

Write About a Time When You Felt...

These are very unique writing prompts.

How Ya Doing?

Look at each picture. Write 3 or 4 words to describe how each person is feeling.

How Does it Feel?

Helen really enjoys baking, and she's very good at it. Everyone enjoys her cookies, donuts, and cupcakes. She feels confident in her baking abilities, so she enters a baking contest at the State Fair.

Reflecting on Emotions

Choose one of the prompts and write your response. What led up to you feeling this emotion? What feeling did this emotion cause you?

Recognizing Emotions Worksheet

For each picture your teacher shows you, write 3 or 4 feeling/emotion words to describe how you think the person is feeling.

Feelings and Body Language

Look more closely at the picture. Are the man and the woman also experiencing emotions that are different?

How Do You Feel About It?

Read each situation. Answer the questions. Then color the thermometer to show how you would feel.

Emotion/Feeling Words

Look at each face. Write 3 emotion/feeling words to describe the emotion on each face.

Body Language

Your mom is getting ready to leave on a business trip, so you and your dad take her to the airport. Look at the picture of your mom.

Positive and Negative Emotions

Look at each picture. Is the person feeling a positive or negative? Write positive or negative on the line.

The 6 Basic Emotions

20th century psychologist Paul Ekman identified six basic emotions: anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise.

Picturing Emotions

Draw a picture to show how you think Jane is feeling in each situation.