Managing difficult emotions – YoungMinds & Beano

Primary

This lesson teaches children aged 3 to 11 about different ways to cope when they experience difficult emotions.

The lesson will help children:

  • To recognise negative emotions
  • To develop simple strategies for managing emotions

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • children aged 3 to 11
  • use with whole classes

There are two packs available, for younger and older children.

Each pack contains a lesson plan explaining how to deliver the lesson. There is also a PowerPoint with introductory video included, an extension activity and resources for delivering activities.

 

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Mental Wellbeing

Pupils should know:

• that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations

Wales – Health and Wellbeing

Statement 1 - This Area can help learners explore the connections between their experiences, mental health and emotional well-being. By being provided with opportunities to explore the complexities of these connections, learners can be enabled to recognise that feelings and emotions are neither fixed nor consistent.

Scotland

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

• I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

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