Me & My Wellbeing: Drawing My Feelings

What do my emotions look like?

Project page



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Wellbeing and resilience Identity and diversity


Lesson plan


60 minutes

How could I sketch what I’m feeling?

Pupils aged 7–11 are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through drawing in this activity-based lesson plans. What do they see when they close their eyes? How can they express the joy of a hug in a picture? Through a series of inclusive drawing challenges, pupils will consider how they can represent their thoughts and emotions on the page, and reflect on images that carry the essence of how they feel.

Drawing My Feelings is part of Me & My Wellbeing, a set of five 60-minute learning resources for pupils aged 5–11 that explore key personal development themes. Developed for Dreamachine by A New Direction, this eight-page PDF lesson plan includes plenty of prompts for discussions, plus links and resources for further learning.

Lesson plan

Curriculum links

Personal, Social & Health Education: Health and Wellbeing
Key Stage: KS2

Northern Ireland:
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding
Key Stages: KS1, KS2

Health and Wellbeing
Social Studies
Levels: First Level, Second Level

Health and Wellbeing, Humanities, Expressive Arts
Progression Steps: PS2, PS3