Early Years Foundation Stage: Feeling Better

A collection of clips presented by Dr Radha Moghil that explore a whole range of feelings and emotions, as well as providing talking points and tools to feel better.

These clips are suitable for use with children at Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is also suitable for teaching PSHE at KS1 and Health and Wellbeing at Early and 1st Level.

Feeling Happy

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out all about what it's like to feel happy. They also also explain that we don't always feel happy and explore what to do if you are feeling unhappy.

Teacher Notes

You could split your class up into smaller groups and get them to take it in turns to share what they like to do most when they are happy. The rest of the group could then join them in doing the thing that makes them happy - e.g. cheering, laughing, jumping on the spot. You could also ask them to think of things they could do to help their friends feel better when they are feeling unhappy.

Feeling Sad

Dr Radha is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about feeling sad and together they explore ways to help you feel happier.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt sad and what other people did to make them feel happier. You could then ask them to come up with things they could do when one of their friends feels sad to cheer them up.

Feeling Envious

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about what it's like to feel envious and together they explore different ways to help you cope with that feeling.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when the have felt envious of someone else. How did it make them feel? They could then all share something they are good at as a way of demonstrating that we all have special skills. You could also set them the task of saying 'well done' to someone over the coming days when they do something well.

Feeling Embarrassed

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about what it's like to feel embarrassed and together they explore different ways to help you feel better.

Teacher Notes

You could split your class into smaller groups and ask them to think about times when they have felt embarrassed. How did it make them feel? They could then share these thoughts within their smaller group, if they wish. As a class you could also try the breathing activity that Dr Radha demonstrates in the clip.

Feeling Brave

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out all about what it's like to feel brave and together they think about different ways that you can be brave.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have been brave and how it made them feel. They could then have a go at doing their best brave pose.

Feeling Angry

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha to find out about what it's like to feel angry and what you can do to stop feeling angry.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have been angry and how it made them feel. They could then have a go at the activities that Dr Radha, Ben and Breagha try with the 'Feelings Friends' - e.g. banging a drum, stomping and the breathing exercise.

Feeling Jealous

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about what can make you feel jealous and what to do if that’s how you are feeling.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt jealous and how it made them feel. You could also have a go at the game that Dr Radha plays with the 'Feelings Friends'. Split your class into smaller groups and then ask them to take it in turns to say three things that they think are special about someone else in the group.

Feeling Lonely

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about what can make you feel lonely and what to do if that’s how you are feeling.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt lonely and how it made them feel. You could then ask them to think of ways they can help someone to feel better if they are feeling lonely.

Feeling Shy

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about feeling shy. Breagha is worried about going to a party, so Radha and Ben help her feel more confident.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt shy and how it made them feel. They could then have a go at the activities that Dr Radha, Ben and Breagha try with the 'Feelings Friends'.

Feeling Worried

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about feeling worried. Ben is very worried that his cake won't taste/look good, so Radha and Breagha try to find ways to help him stop worrying.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt worried and how it made them feel. They could then have a go at the activities that Dr Radha, Ben and Breagha try with the 'Feelings Friends'.