Identify and write a list of emotions ahead of time. The students will be acting out these emotions. Also, identify several social situations familiar to teens such as: being in class; having a family dinner; going out on a date; having a birthday party; doing homework, etc. Finally, prepare a list of social challenges that students can practice over the next few days following this session.
This session involves some student acting. Therefore, make sure the setting is appropriate for this. Ideally ensure that there are seats, a table desks, white board, and the necessary objects for the scenes.
Philippians 1:9-10 – And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ.
The main goal of this session is for the participant student to appreciate each others’ abilities. They will appreciate their own level of intelligence as well.
In this session, youth will understand that there are multiple intelligences. They will explore emotional intelligence as one of those intelligences and learn to appreciate them.
Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions available online.
Book two of Aristotle’s “Rhetoric”
Look up Howard A. Gardner’s 9 Types of Intelligence and/or his book, “Frames of Mind, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences”
Gather (5 minutes)
Engage (30 minutes)
Activity 1: Fact and Fiction:
This activity is also known as Two Truths and a Lie.
Activity 2: What Am I Feeling?
Reflect (20 minutes)
Activity 3: Bring the students together to discuss what was experienced.
Activity 4: Read the Bible verse of the day.
Send Forth (5 minutes)
This resource includes supplementary materials:
Introduction for Leaders