Bringing "Inside Out 2" to Life: Children's Museum Houston and YMCA Present "My Colorful Feelings" Summer Activity

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/2/2024, 3:07 p.m.
In an exciting fusion of entertainment and education, Children's Museum Houston proudly announces a special collaboration with the YMCA for …

In an exciting fusion of entertainment and education, Children's Museum Houston proudly announces a special collaboration with the YMCA for the highly anticipated release of Disney Pixar's "Inside Out 2." The partnership introduces "My Colorful Feelings," an engaging activity designed to explore emotions, part of the Museum's Summer of Literacy program hosted at various YMCA sites across Houston.

Dive into a World of Emotions

Inspired by the beloved characters of "Inside Out 2," young participants will delve into the vibrant world of emotions through hands-on, creative activities. This initiative aligns perfectly with the Museum’s mission to transform communities through innovative, child-centered learning that enhances the trajectories of all children. By providing engaging educational experiences, "My Colorful Feelings" aims to foster emotional intelligence and literacy in children.



"My Colorful Feelings" Activity Overview

1. Book Reading:

Children will immerse themselves in the story of "The Color Monster" by Anna Llenas. This delightful book helps children identify and understand various emotions by associating them with different colors, much like the characters in "Inside Out."

2. Emotional Identification:

Through interactive discussions, children will learn to identify emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, calm, and love. This enhances their emotional vocabulary and self-awareness.

3. Creative Expression:

Participants will create their own monster puppets, choosing colors that represent their current feelings. This artistic activity allows children to express themselves creatively while reinforcing their understanding of emotions.

4. Text-to-Self Connections:

By relating the story to their own experiences, children will learn that it is normal to feel a range of emotions, sometimes all at once. Understanding and recognizing these feelings are crucial steps in developing emotional regulation skills.

A Perfect Complement to "Inside Out 2"

"Inside Out 2" continues to explore the complexities of emotions in a way that resonates with both children and adults. "My Colorful Feelings" mirrors this theme, making it a perfect complement to the movie’s release. By engaging in this activity, children will not only have fun but also gain valuable tools to understand and manage their

Join Us

Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their children to participate in this enriching experience. To join the program, parents must register through the YMCA summer camp program at: [YMCA Houston Summer Camp](

Embrace the opportunity for your children to explore their emotions in a fun, educational setting with "My Colorful Feelings." This summer, let’s celebrate the joy of learning and emotional growth together!