Our final activity from the It’ll be OK activity book from Upside Down Books is a further exploration for kids about their emotions to help with their wellbeing. This activity helps us to talk about feelings with your kids, after a previous activity gave them a little help in how to recognise feelings.
This is the final article is a serious of amazing mindfulness resources for kids – go check some of them out alongside this article too if you can.
This activity sheet focuses more on chatting and thinking about how we feel, rather than recognising feelings in others. It DOES encourage our children to ask others about their emotions though, which is also important. Being comfortable talking about feelings, and emotions from an early age equips our kids for making sure they are able to manage their relationships as they grow.
How to talk about feelings with kids activity sheet
This activity sheets gets our children thinking about how they are feeling, asking themselves questions to explore their thoughts, in addition to this, they are encouraged to also ask:
- Their parents,
- Their sibling, or a friend, and
- Their best mate.
The activity sheet also gives them a few spaces to draw how they feel, or just have a little doodle depending on how they want to approach the exercise. They could even draw the emojis that represent their feelings if they find this helpful – or perhaps make one up!
It pays to take a little time with this task, getting them to think about how they are feeling in this moment, any why they are feeling like this. Perhaps also worth exploring specific feelings too with them from the last day:
- What made them happy in the last day?
- Why did it make them happy?
- What have they done to make someone else happy today?
- How did that make them feel?
Use the activity sheet as a jumping off point to talk about feelings and emotions generally, so your kids become used to have their dialogue with you.
Thanks for taking the time to look at this, and do check out the other activities from this book, as well as the book itself.
Over 100 stickers in and lots of activities to help kids to understand their feelings, and encourage them to deal with emotions including anxiety. Check out the other ideas from the book covering dealing with ups and downs, and expressing emotions to give you an idea of what to expect from the book.
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Take a look at the other mindful activities on the site too.
As well as some of the other resources from my fellow children’s sites.
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