The Disney Pixar movie Inside Out was an instant hit at the box office. Children, teens, adults and especial counselors are drawn to the movie’s relateable characters and life challenges.
As mentioned above, counselors anticipated the release of Inside Out and how they can use the movie’s themes in their work with children. Personally, I’ve been having a blast finding Inside Out toys and books my students can use to express their feelings and work out some of the challenges they face. (You can read more about the counseling themes in Inside Out here and all of the toys and books I’ve found here.)
In counting the videos below you will notice that I currently only have 20 Inside Out video clips. I will add to this post as more become available…hence the 20+
World Premiere Inside Out Trailer 2
Inside Out UK Trailer 2
Disney Pixar Feelings – Introduction to Inside Out
Explore Specific Feelings
Get to Know Your “Inside Out” Emotions: Sadness
Get to Know Your “Inside Out” Emotions: Fear
Get to Know Your “Inside Out” Emotions: Disgust
Get to Know Your “Inside Out” Emotions: Anger
Get to Know Your “Inside Out” Emotions: Joy
Just Like Joy
Broccoli on pizza and the first day at a new school are great prompts to discuss disappointment and coping skills!
In Touch Teacher – First Day
Children have a hard time empathizing with others and understanding that other people have different feelings than their own. This Inside Out clip is give a sneak peek into the mind of Riley’s new teacher. (How much longer till summer break?!)
An introduction of how our memories add up and make us who we are.
Riley’s memories are collected and stored in either long-term memory storage or they become a core memory. Identifying core memories is crucial in understanding how we view the world around us. By identifying our core memories, we are then able to challenge negative thought patterns and start creating more pleasant memories.
This Pixar short had me teary-eyed before the movie even started. We have all experienced loneliness, disappointment and despair, as well as belonging and joy which makes this so heartfelt.
I hope you find this list of Inside Out video clips helpful as you teach children about their emotions and coping skills! You can find a variety of games and activities for feelings and coping skills in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop.
I would love to hear what you thought about the movie and how you plan on using it with your kiddos in the comments below!
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Best wishes, Heather