Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Studies


Children are able to identify the basic emotions such as happy, sad, mad by the age of three. This is proven because by age four they are already able to use many different terms to describe their emotions. “Between 2 and 4 years of age children considerably increase the number of terms they use to describe emotions.” (Denham & others, 2011 as cited in Santrock 2016). However, they may not know how to control or calm themselves down from these emotions, especially anger. In order to better help children calm themselves down from being angry, I created a two day lesson plan to teach the students at the CSUMB Child Development Center. I will provide the children with a variety of activities that they can partake in when they are upset.