Feelings & Emotions

Songs

Stories

The Giving Tree book cover - link to story resources page

The Giving Tree

A beautiful story about generosity and helping others. Follow the life of the boy and his relationship with the tree. A bit more serious than most children’s stories, but definitely a valuable one. Talk about helping others, nature and/or family & friends.

The Cow That Went OInk book cover - link to story resources page

The Cow That Went Oink

A wonderful story about a cow and a pig who are different from the rest. Great to talk about the importance of not laughing at others for being different. Kids can learn useful farm animal vocabulary and language to talk about feelings and emotions.

We're going on a bear hunt

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

One of our favourites, this story captivates little (and not so little!) minds. Rich in language, kids will learn useful phrases and language to talk about feelings, nature, family & friends and more.

Penguin book cover

Penguin

A lovely story about a boy who gets a penguin for a present. it ties in very nicely to Christmas or other celebrations with gift giving. Connect to topics of friendship and expressing feelings and emotions.

Owl Babies book cover - link to story resources page

Owl Babies

Owl Babies tells the tale of three baby owls who are waiting for their Mum to come home. Young children will identify with the littlest owl’s cries for his Mum: ‘I want my Mum!!’
This story is a nice springboard into feeling and emotions language. It is also a nice link into a project on the forest and learning about forest animals.

My Teacher is a Monster book cover - link to story resources page

My Teacher is a Monster

A fun reflection on perceptions, this story can provide a way to talk about behaviours and feelings. It’s also a great story to springboard into body, numbers and school vocabulary.

All Mine book cover

All mine!

All Mine! is a fun story about sharing that young children can easily relate to. This story is also a good springboard for exploring emotions, animals and food language.

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That’s Not Funny!

That’s Not Funny is a colourful, entertaining story with the important message not to laugh at others’ misfortune. This story can help children learn animal and action vocabulary and of course, “That’s not funny!”

Other Resources

Free printable emotions cards and accompanying game ideas

Create story stones and have fun creating all sorts of different feelings. This would be a great activity to revise parts of the face and adjectives too.