Kids can handle big feelings when they can name what they feel. Teaching kids feelings recognition helps them to process the myriad of emotions they experience on a daily basis. This feelings activity is great for use with preschool students and elementary school students.
First we read the book, then I made charade cards for each feeling represented in the book (my client was little but, with older clients you can have them draw with you). Then we placed them in a bag, pulling them out and played the game as usual. I allowed my client (again, a little one) go through the book and find the picture to match what I was representing (and vice-versa).