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How to talk about feelings with your kids: Activity sheet

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

Talk about Feelings with your Kids

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.

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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.

Mindfulness activity sheets for kids

We have a few activity sheets from Upside Down Books on the site - take a look at these, but search Mindfulness on KiddyCharts, or choose the heading from the Menu above to explore more.

As well as some of the other resources from my fellow children’s sites.

Mindful activities for kids from other sites

Here are a few more ideas for you about mindful activities that your kids can do today.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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