Students explore their feelings, practice helpful coping skills, and celebrate the winter season with this festive gingerbread-themed SEL and counseling lesson! Students learn about 8 emotions (happy, sad, angry, surprised, scared, nervous, proud, excited) and 3 coping strategies to manage each feeling. Digital for Google Slides™, PowerPoint, and printable resources are all included for in-person and digital learning.
✨ THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:
✅ Digital for Google Slides™ interactive presentation that teaches 8 feeling words and 3 coping skills to manage each emotion, with a fun gingerbread theme! Drag-and-drop activities and fillable text boxes are included!
✅ PowerPoint presentation that teaches 8 feeling words and 3 coping skills to manage each emotion, with a fun gingerbread theme!
✅ 8 versions of an adorable Gingerbread Feelings Craft that lets students explore all 8 emotions. Perfect for a bulletin board or hallway display!
✅ Build and Decorate a Feelings Gingerbread Cookie activity that lets students color, cut out, personalize, and assemble a gingerbread boy or girl that expresses their feelings!
✅ My Gingerbread Feelings printable poster in full color and black/white
✅ My Gingerbread Feelings coloring page
✅ Alignment to ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors
✂️ NOTE: This activity is very similar to these three lessons: Fall Feelings & Coping Skills, Halloween Feelings & Coping Skills, and Valentine’s Day Feelings & Coping Skills, so I would not recommend teaching them both to the same class in the same school year (unless your kiddos need a review!)
✂️ NOTE 2: This lesson does not include any Christmas scenarios or themes so it is appropriate for use in a public school.