With fun preschool crafts like our emotional frog activity, you can teach children about different emotions and feelings. It's important that at an early age you'll help children with their emotional intelligence.
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Today it is very common for people to talk about emotional intelligence; however, many are unaware of its importance in their lives and especially in children's lives. So, what is emotional intelligence, and what is it for?
Emotional intelligence is the ability of human beings to feel, understand, identify, modify, and balance their own and others' emotions. However, when we are little, we can develop this kind of intelligence during childhood. It is enhanced through experience and age; emotional intelligence will mature.
Considering the above, parents must teach children to know and manage their emotions. This will allow them to have greater control over those things that happen to them, and their self-esteem will be strengthened. But this can only be done through contact with others, so it is crucial to provide children with free spaces to interact with their peers. Children must have that person they call a friend.
Emotional intelligence favors children and helps adults properly function in different contexts and provide benefits to society. In short, if, as a parent, you are seeking to form a successful person, you should bear in mind that cognitive intelligence is not enough to achieve this. It must work together with emotional intelligence.
A child with emotional intelligence can express what he/she feels without hurting others. But, on the other hand, he/she recognizes and understands the emotions of another person. He/she can face new challenges and solve problems that arise along the way. Thus, for a child to grow up happy, cognitive, and emotional development must be given the same value.
THEME: PRESCHOOL CRAFTS TO TEACH EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Emotional intelligence
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this preschool crafts activity, children will recognize their feelings and emotions in different situations.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This preschool crafts activity is designed for children to express their feelings autonomously and independently under adult surveillance.
- Emotion recognition
- A box with images of frogs expressing different emotions(previously made)
Select a frog from the box and examine the frog's expression.
Next, imitate the frog's expression.
Children should say when they feel like that. In which situations, they feel that emotion.
A frog preschool crafts activity to identify emotions
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS PRESCHOOL CRAFTS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this preschool crafts activity with younger children. To decrease the difficulty level, children can draw things they like and dislike. At this age, they may not be able to verbally express their feelings. In this way, children will carry out a preschool activity suitable for their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
You can do this preschool crafts activity with older children. However, to increase the difficulty level and make the exercise more eye-catching, children can write a letter talking about the feelings they experience from time to time. They should do this after observing the frog. In this way, children will carry out a motor skill activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - FROGS AND THEIR EMOTIONS PRESCHOOL CRAFTS
In this video, you will find detailed information about the "FROGS AND THEIR EMOTIONS" activity. This activity is for 4 to 6-year-old children. Here they will recognize expressions and emotions in frog drawings. Then, they will relate them to life situations.
This preschool activity will allow children to develop emotional recognition, empathy, confidence, autonomy, self-esteem, affectivity, and problem-solution. The materials are a box with images of frogs expressing different emotions.
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