Remand Home Life Skill Session “Feelings”

Activity Report

Location: Remand Home
Activity Date: 20.09.2023
Start Time: 10:00 AM   End Time: 12:00 PM

Facilitators: Adelaide, Paul, Sophia, Paul
Number of Participants: 40
Male: 37   Female: 3

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
The students become more literate in expressing their feelings, they have an idea on how to deal with overwhelming feelings and what to do about it.

Personnel Input:
Introducing the topic for today
Feelings (kiswhalili: hisia)

What are feelings (hisia)?
Write the definition on the board:
Feelings are an emotional state or reaction inside of your body.
Why is it an important life skill to be literate in expressing feelings?
You are able to take care of your own well-being when you know how you feel in specific moments
Expressing your feelings creates a connection to others, makes relationships much easier
Improves your mental health as you get to know yourself better

Which feelings have you experienced in your life so far?
collect the words on the board (mindmap)

Put the feelings cards down on the tables in the middle and let the kids have a look at it.
Let them pick a card to the questions:
Which feelings do you feel the most?

Which feelings would you like to feel more often?

Exercise: divide the class in two groups, alternatively we show every group a feeling word which they have to express with their faces and bodys all at the same time while the other group is asked to identify the feeling that is being expressed
(Note for the team: Give them an example and make them express their feelings very lively because it makes it more fun!)

Talk about the following questions in pairs/or small groups:
What makes you feel angry?
What makes you feel thankful?
How do you cheer yourself up, when you feel bad?
Which relative do you love seeing the most?
Which superpower would you like to have?

Below are some tools to help you control overwhelming emotions:

Understand Your Emotions. …
Check-In With Yourself. …
Accept Yourself. …
Take a time out…
Express your feeling by drawing sth…
Keep A Mood Journal. …
Give Yourself Space. …
Find An Outlet. …
Cut Down On Stress. …
Talk to others about it….

Creative Task:
For older Classes: Two Posters: One with Stress, Anger, Sadness. Other one Happy, Love, Gratitude

For younger classes: Drawing Emotional Face on a piece of paper or a big sheet (manilla) to put on the wall in the room, write the different feelings in the board

The kids learned many new words to describe feelings. They realised that people get for example angry because of different things, so not everyone is feeling the same about specific situations, we are all individuals with our own past.

Unanticipated Achievements:
The kids already knew a lot of strategies how they can deal with overwhelming feelings.

Supporting Partners:

September 20, 2023

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