Doable Dose of Kimochis
Early Childhood (age 3-6)
Starting Your School Day with Positivity
To start your students’ day on the right foot, invite students to point to a feeling they want to have more of today. The teacher should also choose a feeling. Ex. I want to have more hopeful.
Note: You can choose a new feeling each day or each week.
Have students share one way to create more hopeful feelings today. Again, the teacher will share too. Ex. I can create hopeful thoughts by telling myself, I can learn hard things.
Invite students to also predict and point to a “hard to have” feeling they don’t want to have today or this week but think might happen. It is helpful if the teacher can share too. Ex: I might feel disappointed if the rain keeps us from outdoor recess.
Together, create a positive plan for what all will say and do should this hard to have feeling happen. (Role-play the plan for practicing positive communication) Ex. If someone cuts you in line act out what to say and do.