Anger is an emotion we all feel at times. This prompt worksheet can help children learn about what triggers their anger and helps them learn strategies to control it. Have they tried taking a deep breath or counting to 10, or maybe going and talking to a grown-up?
Monster Feelings Prompts
I took inspiration from these lovely monster illustrations when creating these monster feeling prompts. The prompts are designed to be printed onto A4 paper and then sliced in half if you wish.
For difficult feelings, children can use the left half of the page - "I feel xxx when" to think about what provokes the feelings they are having. They can then use the right side of the page to brainstorm ways of coping. We've provided one simple page and one guided page; the latter suggests some copying mechanisms that the child might find helpful, invites them to think whether they could make use of them, and then think of some more of their own.
We also have a "happy" page which is equally useful for challenging children to think about the things - big and small - and people that make them happy, and brainstorm ways of encouraging more happiness into their lives. Sometimes just being mindful of what has the potential to make us happy can help!
When children are confused they can feel scared and bewildered. Our monster feelings worksheet helps children to identify the situations that make them feel confused. It also helps them think about what they can do when they feel this way so that they have a plan in place for next time.
Sometimes it's hard for children to express emotions and give a voice to them. This monster feelings worksheet asks children to list the things that make them happy, and also to identify the situations that make them feel this way.
Children begin to experience many different emotions as they are growing up. This feelings prompt worksheet is all about when we are feeling mean.
Learning to deal with emotions can be tricky for many children. This feelings prompt worksheet helps children to think and discuss the things that make them feel sad, and encourages them to think of ideas to help them feel better when they are feeling this way.