Feeling and Emotion Wheel

This diagram allows students to more easily identify the nuances of their feelings or emotions in any given moment. Shaped like a wheel, it helps students to identify their feelings beyond common, more general terms such as “happy,” “sad,” or “scared”. Encourage students to explore the range of terms linked to the main, central term that they may be experiencing and to notice that they can feel more than one emotion at a time.


  • Recognizing that it can sometimes be difficult to identify our feelings beyond “happy,” “sad,” or “scared”
  • Providing students with a wider range of vocabulary to express feelings that may feel hard to identify/name