Boris is going on a date... In this lesson, Dave helps Boris recognize and process new feelings like the little robot butterflies in his stomach before his date. In this lesson children will learn to identify emotions with granularity.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Awareness.'
UK: MW2 : Mental Wellbeing - that there are a range of emotions all humans experience.
MW3 : Mental Wellbeing - how to recognise and talk about emotions, developing a vocabulary of words to use about feelings.
MW4 : Mental Wellbeing - how to judge whether feelings and behaviours are appropriate and proportionate.
In the Scriptures we find that God lives in our hearts. Psalms 51:16-17 tells us God doesn’t want a sacrifice of our best sheep and burnt goats but instead He wants our hearts fully given to Him like a broken sacrifice. This is why in the Psalms we see David expressing all the emotions of his heart. We see him talking about crying all night, then he’s hopeful, then he’s crying again, and then he’s rejoicing. David is experiencing all his emotions and then giving them to God like they are a sacrifice. Dave tells Boris its important to truly feel his emotions, but emotions shouldn’t be allowed to drive the car. This is why in many of the Psalms after David has expressed his heart he then, regardless of how he is feeling, puts his hope in a steadfast God.
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 13, Philippians 4:6-7