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English for kids

Feelings and emotions

Feelings are a huge part of people and their day-to-day life, and learning vocabulary about feelings helps children react better to different situations. Here you'll find games, activities and information related to this important topic.

Feelings and emotions are a huge part of all of us! Everybody has different feelings, and it’s very common for a person to experience different emotions throughout the day as things happen and situations develop. Feelings are different from emotions, even though both are related.

It’s fundamental for young children to learn about feelings. By learning how to identify their emotions and feelings, and also how to process them, children can experience a positive change in their behavior. If they are able to correctly recognise their emotions and what’s causing them, it will be easier for them to manage difficult situations.

The development of emotional intelligence can start from an early age. According to scientific studies it’s common in 2 year-old children to know about the basic feelings such as happiness, anger, fear, surprise and sadness. The first step is to learn vocabulary about feelings, so the little ones can acknowledge them and then can act accordingly, like knowing to keep calm in stressful situations or how to react when they feel anger. All of these emotional skills will help children as they grow up, paving the way to a happy and healthy life!

Here you’ll find vocabulary related to feelings and emotions as well as games and activities to teach your children this very important topic.

A Hug is One of the Best Feelings!

Feelings Vocabulary ??

Feelings are long-lasting responses and they are associated to an emotion, for example, a person can feel happy after the excitement of winning an award.

Happy - Feelings and emotions

happy – happiness

Sad - Feelings and emotions

sad – sadness

Enojado - Emociones

angry – anger

Scared- Feelings and emotions

scared – fear

Surprised - Feelings and emotions

surprised – surprise

List of Emotions

Emotions are brief, intense responses to outside stimuli, like that rushed sensation when being surprised by family members on your birthday, or being content after successfully finishing an important task.


Kindness / Calmness / Confusion / Contentment

Boredom / Sympathy / Amazement / Nostalgia

Triumph / Courage /Fear / Envy / Satisfaction ??

Joy / Determination / Loneliness / Optimism


Phrases to Express Emotions

How are you feeling today?

I don’t feel well

Are you tired?

Are you happy?

Going to the park makes me happy!

My sister biggest fear is spiders.

I like my teacher. She’s very kind.

My big brother is feeling blue. He can’t find his favorite shirt.

I always feel calm after swimming in the pool.

I feel over the moon about our next family trip!


Feelings and Emotions Printable Flashcards ?

Flashcards: Feelings and Emotions

Playlearn with Lingokids!

In the Lingokids app, your little ones will find many fun games that will help them learn the names of emotions in English all while putting a smile on their faces. Here’s a sneak peek of the fun to be had:

Feelings Game

Our friends´ faces are all mixed up! Can your little ones help put them back together and work out what they feel?


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