This is a fun game to practice the 4 main feelings: Happy, Sad, Mad, and Scared/Surprised. Describe a situation and students (in small groups) need to toss a ball in the appropriate feeling bucket. For example, "Mrs. Rex came to school and forgot her homework." Students could toss their ball in the sad bucket, while others may choose mad or scared. This provides great class discussions on feelings.
Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about the word "Empathy".
Students receive a paper with paint splotches all over it. There is a downloadable version available on the site.Then, they have to create feelings faces on the blobs, making what they feel are the best matches; there are no right or wrong answers. Students simply need to be able to explain their choices. This is a good activity for all settings (individual, small group, or classroom).