Feelings are defined as an emotional state or physical reaction in response to a thought or situation (known as a trigger). Examples of feelings and emotions include happiness, surprise, curiosity, scared, embarrassment, stress, and anger.
Helping kids and teens identify and label these different feelings is vital so they can learn to calm down and cope when faced with a challenge. The good news is that parents and caregivers may already start teaching preschoolers basic emotions.
How Can Our Feelings Worksheets Help?
These feelings worksheets are intended to encourage kids and teens to talk about how they’re feeling. Our feelings alphabet is a great tool for children who are just learning about different feelings. Teens who are stressed out may use our feelings thermometer which provides coping ideas to counteract a strong feeling.
How to Use Our Feelings Worksheets
Our feelings worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
- Many of our feelings worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
- Our feelings worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
- They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
- They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
- When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.