The Color of My Emotions

It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for another mindfulness activity. This one requires neither prep nor movement. It’s a great one to do to connect to your emotions.

Materials You’ll Need…

  • A comfortable spot to sit
Pick a comfortable spot where you can sit for a few minutes for silent reflection time. You are going to think back to instances in your life when you felt various emotions. Close your eyes and try to clear out any thoughts clogging up your mind, thinking only of one emotion you felt. What color do you see most vividly?

For example, think of a time you were very angry about something that happened or a person who aggravated you. Close your eyes and think back to how you were feeling in that moment in your past. What color overwhelms your thoughts?

Go ahead and circulate through various emotions… Happiness, sadness, fear, excitement, stress, pride, embarrassment, et cetera.

Just a tip: with small children, providing visuals (like emoticons) or giving examples of things that might make you feel various ways helps them think of times they felt those ways.

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at or view her educational resources on

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