“The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Spring is finally here! It definitely did not feel like spring last weekend when I visited my family in Ligonier, PA. My kids were excited to see snow (probably for the last time) and they built a little snowman. Good-bye snow and hello spring!
I made this nest of feeling eggs for our children’s support group at Safe Harbor. I bought these eggs last year at a drug store, but purchased more at a craft store last week. A counselor that works with children could easily make the nest for his or her office. During our support group meeting, we use the eggs for the opening circle. Each child passes the nest of eggs around and chooses a “feeling” to discuss.
I personally like to change things up for each season. Kids love to celebrate the different seasons, so I incorporate different themes every few months. Another idea is to write questions on paper and place them inside the eggs. For example, tell me a time that you felt sad/ name a hobby that makes you feel happy/ name a person that acts silly in your family. If you are a parent, you could use the eggs to begin a conversation about their day when arriving home from school. This will work well with kids that do not tell you information about their day. It is also a way to teach younger children about feelings and ways to cope.