I love to sing The Feelings in My Heart around this time of year, what with so much talk about Valentine’s Day, hearts, and love. This is one of my favorite Listen & Learn songs — it’s even featured on my studio album.
And that leads me to the highlight of this post: a visual aide download to go along with the song. I like to give my students an example of each emotion as it is mentioned in the song, and while in the past I’ve used illustrations, this year I wanted to use stock pictures of real children to which they could better relate.
Visual Aide Download: The Feelings in My Heart
As described in the PDF download above, I laminated the pictures, cut them out, and single-hole punched them so that I could keep them together with a binder ring. They were a hit when I used them for the first time yesterday afternoon with a group of young music therapy students. We used sign language for each emotion as we looked at the pictures during the song — talk about a multi-sensory experience!
Here’s the full song and lyrics, as well as the instrumental version. I hope you can make use of this visual aide (and if so, please let me know in the comments how you plan to do so).
Thanks for the visual aide, Rachel! Fun song.
You’re welcome, Chris! Glad you like the song :)
your visual aides are really nice =)
Thank you, Jacqueline!
Thanks so much Rachel! You know I am a huge fan of this song :)
You’re welcome, Nat! I know – I actually thought of you when I decided to post it :)
I love adding visuals to the collection! Thanks love!
Visual aides have become such an integral part of my sessions at the center. In fact, I made a whole batch the other day of emotions, weather, and stop/go signs.
I love to hear that you are using sign language! Sign was my language of choice during middle and high school, and it is now becoming quite useful in therapy! I’d love to see as Sunday Singalong that includes signing. :)