How often is anger really a mix of embarrassment and shame? How often is sadness a mix of loneliness and jealousy? Emotions are complicated, for adults and for kids, and there’s always more going on than meets the eye.
Exploring and understanding “emotion blends” is a foundational piece of building emotional awareness – but it has to be fun. This month at Mightier we’re diving deep with our activities, and exploring all sorts of mixed and hidden emotions with our Ocean of Emotions activities.
Under the Sea
This sea creature worksheet lets kids (and adults) explore the more complicated and nuanced emotions that exist within anger, sadness, annoyance, anxiety and happiness. Fill these sea creatures out with the emotions that often live below the surface.
Fishing for Feelings
Here’s a fun way to talk about all the mixed emotions combos we’ve all felt from time to time. As a family, cut out the fishing hook and feelings fish on this printable. Then turn it into a fishing game! How many feelings fish can you catch, and can you name a time you felt both these emotions at once?