Card Element:

Emotion

Group Size:

2-100

Estimated Time:

5 – 15 minutes, depending on group size and time allotted.

Great For:

Social Emotional Learning

 

Prep:

Each person should have a card. Have people pair up.

 

Instructions:

Have each person in the group finish the following sentence using their emotion on their card: “When I feel <BLANK>, I …” Let them know that they can talk about how that emotion makes them feel, think, or act. Make sure that each partner has enough time to share how they feel. If you have time, have the partners switch.

For Example:

  • When I feel intrigued, I ask questions.
  • When I feel intrigued, I investigate further.

Reflection Possibilities:

  • Was it easy to share about your emotion? Why or why not? 
  • Did you find yourself agreeing with your partner or responding differently? 
  • Have you ever thought about how your reactions to your emotions affect others?

Adaptations:

  • Choose one emotion for the whole group. Have the group then write down their responses to that emotion. Take turns as a group talking about the different ways that we deal with the same emotion. Are there things we can learn from each other? Are there ways that we can help each other?
  • Use alone as a journaling prompt. Write about a time you felt that way. Describe what happened to make you feel that emotion, and describe what you did next.