Teaching Kids about Feelings

The way I taught my young children about feelings was to give each feeling a color of its own. Through this method they were able to process their own feelings and became more aware of others feelings (or colors).

An example would be, feeling great was a bright yellow color that filled that person. If they met someone who was sad, they could share their bright yellow light to help them. A bad mood or anger would be a black light and it was contagious! You could give your black mood to another person or be hit by one yourself. Sadness was represented by the color blue, which could be helped with the pink love of someone that cared for you.

My boys are too old to talk about feelings being represented by colors now, but I believe they are kind, young men today because they learned to know their feelings and others feelings with this easy to understand language when they were small.