I Feel Sad Counseling Activity: Sadness Lesson for Kindergarten Counseling

  • $3.00

Kindergarten Sad Counseling Lesson - This sadness classroom counseling lesson plan will help students in grades K-1 understand what sadness is, why people feel sad, and easy strategies for managing sadness! Students learn sadness management strategies like controlled breathing, calm movement (yoga or stretching), affirmations, and talking it out using fun, movement-based activities and a song!

What's included:

  • Detailed, scripted lesson plan (BW and color)
  • Slides for story and strategies (PPT file, can be opened in Google Slides, can print story from PPT file if preferred)
  • Printable story (color & BW)
  • Visual aids for strategies (color and BW)
  • 2 Individual student handouts (BW)
  • Student sadness strategy bookmarks or desk labels (color and BW)

This lesson is intended to be an introductory Kindergarten lesson (early in the school year) in a feelings unit. Each lesson covers a different feeling with strategies for managing feelings. See other lessons paired in the unit:

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Q: Do I need extra materials?

A: You'll need scissors, glue, pencils, and coloring utensils if you opt to use the individual student handouts.

Q: How long will this take?

A: I did this lesson in a 45-minute block with my Kindergarten students. All students are different.

Q: Can I use this in small groups or with an individual student?

A: Absolutely!

Q: Can I use this in Google Slides?

A: Yes. Simply drag and drop the PPT file to your Google Drive.

Please note: this is a digitally downloadable resource. You will not receive anything in the mail.