List of Emotions – 250 Best Feeling words to describe your emotions & feelings

To celebrate the release of my new book for kids on emotions and emotional literacy I thought I’d help you our by compiling this huge list of emotions.

How I feel helps young children to understand and talk about their feelings with this beautifully illustrated book of activities.Sometimes it can be hard for children to know exactly how they feel. Talking about feelings makes them easier to understand and helps them choose how to react to them.


The fun, simple activities are designed to give you and your child the tools to cope with a whole range of different emotions.

Go on a happiness hunt, play animal charades, feed your worry monster and do the cushion walk!

With tips for grown-ups to spark conversations and give advice, it is the perfect book to share with little ones.

 

How to use a list of emotions

One of the best way to encourage little children to talk about understand and process their emotions is helping them to learn the words to describe them. Try working through this emotion list and using these words liberally in your own day to day speech.

Give voice to feelings and it saves so much internal turmoil.

 

List of Emotions

List of Emotions – words to describe emotions and feelings

Happy
Sad
Excited
Anxious
Content
Angry
Confused
Elated
Depressed
Nervous
Joyful
Gloomy
Energetic
Overwhelmed
Satisfied
Frustrated
Pleased
Melancholy
Enthusiastic
Worried
Grateful
Disappointed
Optimistic
Jealous
Relieved
Upset
Amused
Uneasy
Blissful
Regretful
Hopeful
Resentful
Merry
Blue
Hyper
Panicked
Serene
Despondent
Jittery
Merry
Downcast
Inspired
Distraught
Hyped
Uneasy
Radiant
Heartbroken
Aghast
Amused
Bummed
Fulfilled
Agitated
Gleeful
Dismayed
Lively
Fretful
Charmed
Discouraged
Animated
Apprehensive
Satisfied
Tearful
Merry
Upbeat
Hurt
Optimistic
Grumpy
Excited
Cheerful
Desperate
Radiant
Sullen
Vibrant
Mournful
Anticipatory
Disheartened
Elated
Aggravated
Delighted
Displeased
Exuberant
Disgusted
Satisfied
Despondent
Gleeful
Grief-stricken
Jubilant
Indifferent
Pleasant
Blue
Animated
Disenchanted
Overjoyed
Gloomy
Restless
Overwhelmed
Hopeful
Miserable
Excitable
Mournful
Blissful
Cheerful
Tense
Desolate
Grateful
Giddy
Apprehensive
Jovial
Disappointed
Fidgety
Relieved
Lighthearted
Downcast
Frazzled
Thankful
Radiant
Heartbroken
Enchanted
Disheartened
Thrilled
Downhearted
Zestful
Somber
Jolly
Discontented
Merry
Regretful
Ecstatic
Downtrodden
Hopeful
Pained
Gleeful
Discouraged
Eager
Pensive
Pleased
Depressed
Overjoyed
Agitated
Satisfied
Elated
Brokenhearted
Pessimistic
Jovial
Distraught
Appreciative
Frustrated
Upbeat
Tearful
Joyful
Grumpy
Enthusiastic
Desperate
Radiant
Furious
Hopeful
Delighted
Unhappy
Amused
Jubilant
Devastated
Serene
Angry
Blissful
Melancholy
Giddy
Ecstatic
Anxious
Sullen
Pleased
Bummed
Exuberant
Dismayed
Tense
Overwhelmed
Amused
Grateful
Desolate
Fulfilled
Nervous
Upset
Animated
Elated
Somber
Excitable
Zestful
Distressed
Pained
Enchanted
Melancholic
Thankful
Disappointed
Lighthearted
Mournful
Resentful
Eager
Content
Discouraged
Radiant
Aggravated
Jittery
Despondent
Thrilled
Jovial
Restless
Heartbroken
Miserable
Gleeful
Distraught
Frustrated
Pleasant
Enthusiastic
Depressed
Anticipatory
Discouraged
Desperate
Agitated
Lively
Fulfilled
Nervous
Thankful
Furious
Disheartened
Pensive
Pleased
Frazzled
Somber
Hopeful
Relieved
Ecstatic
Disgusted
Downcast
Appreciative
Upbeat
Delighted
Jolly
Mournful
Indifferent
Brokenhearted
Zestful
Regretful
Energetic
Giddy
Desolate
Discontented
Devastated
Pessimistic
Cheery
Tense
Blissful

 

List of Emotions

Further ways to explore this list of emotions / child emotions list

Another way to help your child develop their own list of emotions is by having them give expression to their feelings. If you have enjoyed this emotions list for kids why not enter my Drawing Your Feelings competition that is on till Feb 1 st 2024.

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