How are you feeling today Worksheet (PDF)
What is the theory behind this ‘How are you feeling today?’ worksheet?
It is very important to teach emotions to children from a very young age so that they learn to label how they feel and are able to express them when needed. When they learn about their feelings they are able to better connect with others around them and develop empathy. It also helps them differentiate between negative and positive emotions and how they affect their thoughts and behaviours, a crucial step towards emotion regulation.
Younger kids can be taught emotions through ‘emojis’ which they can use to label their own feelings especially when it is difficult for them to put it into words.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will provide a template for an activity that can be used by teachers or school counsellors with younger kids to help them label their emotions. It can be particularly helpful for kids who are not expressive or verbal about their feelings and needs. This worksheet can even be used by parents at home.
How to use the worksheet?
Ask the child to identify the emotions in the pictures or ‘emojis’. Then instruct them to draw how they are feeling right now. Their responses can then be used for individual discussion to probe why they feel this way and what they can do about it in case of negative emotions.
You can download this worksheet here.