Dancing With a Feeling

This activity helps children put names to their emotions and learn how to discuss how they feel.


  • Popsicle sticks or straws (optional)
  • Cut-out character faces


Click on the image to print out the character faces (optional: glue them onto sticks/straws).


Play music for children to dance to with their eyes closed.  Make sure there is plenty of space for this and nothing sharp!


After a minute, turn the music off and ask everyone to grab an image that shows what emotion they are feeling.  Explore how that feeling relates to the music and why different people might be feeling different emotions.