Category Archives: Emotions / Morals

Idea 231: Fun Quick Activity to Help Children Work Together.

This is a fun little activity which always ends up with the children in my class having a good time with each other and laughing over mistakes. Very simply, you teach the children a clapping game they can play in … Continue reading

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Idea 221: Find a New Friend Day

This is a nice way to encourage pupils to make new friends outside of their normal social circle. I’ve now made Fridays my Find a New Friend Day. We discussed the kinds of things we could say such as ‘Could … Continue reading

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Idea 206: Simultaneous Show and Tell

Show and tell is a common classroom activity (particularly with early primary) where children can bring in something from home and then tell the class about it. I found recently that due to having so many things to fit in, … Continue reading

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Idea 194: Musical Rhythm Telegram (Music Lesson Idea)

A fun little activity for Music when you want children to repeat a rhythm. To start, children get into a big circle and turn side on so they are facing the back of the person next to them. One child … Continue reading

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Idea 108: Teaching About Equal Rights

I recently taught the concept of rights to my students, which is a pretty abstract concept to convey. Specifically, I was trying to teach that even though everyone is different, we all have the same rights. Firstly, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Idea 99: ‘The Washing Machine’, Activity for Compliments and Happiness

WASHING MACHINE Have your class stand in two lines facing each other, so that they form a corridor about a metre wide between them. This corridor is the emotional ‘washing machine’. Next, one student is chosen (they all volunteer because … Continue reading

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Idea 90 for Teaching a Moral Story About Sportsmanship

PRINCE POOR LOSER I came up with this simple story which I told the class; it promotes why sportsmanship is important. I don’t like to hammer home the moral too strongly, in this case it’s best to pre-emptively tell your … Continue reading

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Idea 80: Hidden Images Picture Search

HIDDEN PICTURES. Printed-out worksheets. All students. Activity: This is a great activity to have printed-out and tucked away in a folder as a back-up. Each picture has multiple objects hidden inside it, which the students have to find. The pictures … Continue reading

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Idea 77 for Kindergarten Lesson to Promote Sharing

RAINBOW SHARING This is another idea I used in the Emotional Quotient class that I teach. In this class, we try and promote a good attitude in the children in terms of how they interact with each other. I started … Continue reading

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