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Scribble your Heart Out (For Toddlers)

Age Groups: Little Kids, Toddlers
Skills: Feelings, Representation


  • paper
  • crayons, colored pencils, markers or paint


  • Let’s get out our crayons and make feelings art.
  • What feeling should we draw first?
  • Let’s pick a color that you think represents the feeling.
  • Let’s close our eyes, take a deep breath, and think about how that emotion feels. When you’re ready, open your eyes and start to draw with our crayon.
  • As you draw, let’s talk about the feeling. [For example, “Yellow is a happy color! When you draw, your hand hops up and down on the paper to make dots! It’s like your hand is skipping. La la la!”]


  • Primary colors: red, blue, yellow — you can mix them to make the other colors
  • Feeling: emotion
  • Light: pale in color
  • Strong: powerful