In this activity, you will draw four different emotions on your “Emotion Cup” use it to share how you are feeling. Students can use this cup to communicate their feelings with others.
Learn to distinguish between emotions and be comfortable communicating them with others.
- 2 paper cups
- Activity Instruction Sheet (optional) click to download
- Cut out a rectangle in one cup (Cup A) (see video)
- Put the other cup (Cup B) inside of Cup A and trace the rectangle four times, making sure you rotate Cup B every time
- Take Cup B out and draw four different emotions, one in each rectangle, using different colors for each emotion
- Label the emotions
- Place Cup A (with cut out rectangle) over Cup B (with emotions pictures)
- Pick an emotion from your Emotion Cup and share a time that you have felt that emotion. How did that situation make you feel?
- Why did you choose the emotions you did?
- Has there ever been a time where you felt more than one emotion? Share more about this.
- Some emotions can be opposites of each other. What emotion is the opposite of happy to you? Make a new Emotion Cup where the emotion on one side of the cup is the opposite of the emotion you draw on the other side.
- Some emotions have ranges/stages! For example, you may be annoyed, then frustrated, then angry, and even furious. Make another Emotion Cup that shows four stages of a category of emotion.
Annie Chu & Mia Skaggs