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FHE Lesson on Emotions - Expressing Our Feelings

FHE Lesson on Emotions – Expressing Our Feelings

This FHE lesson on emotions helps participants identify their feelings and understand the importance of sharing them with others.

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Scripture

Ecclesiastes 3:4

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

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Hymn

I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus | Children’s Songbook, pg. 78
1. I’m trying to be like Jesus;
I’m following in his ways.
I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.
At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,

“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”

2. I’m trying to love my neighbor;
I’m learning to serve my friends.
I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again.
I try to remember the lessons he taught.
Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying:et, that grows in my heart.
When I obey, or read scriptures, or pray, that feeling of peace will start

 

“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”

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Lesson

FOR CHILDREN

Begin the lesson by playing a game of “feelings charades.” Tell the children you are going to make a face or act out an emotion. Have them guess what emotion you are portraying. If the children are old enough, you can have them be involved in acting out the emotions.

Read aloud: As we go throughout life, we will have experience different emotions or feelings. Feelings can be immediate, like when someone says a mean word and we feel upset or they can grow over time, like when we wait for a party and we get more and more excited with each passing day.

There are so many different emotions! There’s not just feeling happy. We can feel excited. We can feel peaceful. We can feel confident.

Tell the children to take a minute and think about the last week and the emotions they had.

Ask: What emotions did you feel last week? What was going on?

Read aloud: Sometimes, it easy to express, or share, our feelings with other people. However, sometimes it is hard. This is especially true of negative emotions, like anger or sadness. Heavenly Father wants us to be able to talk about how we feel.

Give a personal example of a time in your own life when you experienced a negative emotion and shared it with someone.

Ask: What are some things we can do to talk about our feelings?

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony.

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Begin by asking everyone to pull out their scriptures and spend a few minutes for examples of people experiencing emotions. Gather back together and share these stories with each other.

Ask: How do emotions and feelings impact our life?

Read aloud: Our emotions and feelings are an important part of our spirituality and divine nature. Heavenly Father has given us emotions to help gain experience and connect with others. Every day, it is likely we experience more emotions than we can count. While some emotions are easy to express, others are very difficult.

Ask: Why is it hard to share what we’re truly feeling with others?

Read aloud: Heavenly Father wants us to use our experiences and feelings, good and bad, to connect with each other. He also wants us to be vulnerable with him. We often think of vulnerability as a bad thing, with our weaknesses exposed. However, vulnerability is what connects us together and builds trust and friendship.

Ask: How can we become more vulnerable in an emotionally healthy way?

Finish the lesson by sharing personal experiences and bearing your testimony.

FOR SINGLE STUDY

Search the scriptures and find examples of Jesus Christ expressing or feeling emotions. Write in your journal what emotions you would like to become more vulnerable in sharing. If possible, reach out to a trusted friend and spend time talking with them.

 

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2 graham crackers, broken into pieces
1 milk chocolate bar, broken into pieces

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DIY Bean Bag Toss

Make your own bean bag toss by using kitchen bowls. Label them with paper for different point values and use soft objects to throw them into the bowls.

 

 

 

 

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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.
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