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Name that Feeling

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Category: Prayer Activities Age Group: 7 - 11's Age Group: 12 - 16's Age Group: 16+

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Feelings are strange things. Sometimes it's hard to identify how we feel, and even harder to understand why we feel the way we feel. 

However, learning to identify and express how (and why) we feel is an important part of being fully human, and it also helps us to connect and communicate with others. Many believe that it helps people to pray too. 

This activity offers pupils a simple way to identify and express- to be honest about - how they feel. Pupils are invited to choose one or more of the 'Feeling Blob Cards' that they relate to and then use the Scrabble letters to try and express it in a word/s. 

If they want to, pupils can use this activity as a way to talk with God about how they feel. 

This prayer activity was created by Laura Wild, chaplain at St Hild's Academy in Hartlepool.

To get started, please download the PDF on the right.