My emotions wheel – We have been bringing you a wonderful kids mental health series to help little ones learn to identify negative emotions and to help them figure out how to deal with them. Today we have another post in the series that we have been doing in partnership with Leanne Brown, author of the book Daniel’s Dream. The book is a great resource to discuss mental health and what you can do to help your kids cope. There are loads of great resources on her website as well as her lovely book. Get the full digital resource pack too (£9.50)!
Before we carry on – let’s just remind you that you can sign up for our prompts on our mental health series for kids too:
Kids are clever, resilient, and bright little things. And sometimes because they are so bright we expect them to have a good grip on interpreting things in the way we maybe would. From things at school, home life, things with friends, and more, there is always something that their brain has to figure out. But what about their emotions. Is it possible for them to interpret those accurately, too?
We have a lovely printable for you to use to get your kids to interpret their own emotions. Whilst happy may be a happy face for some, for others it may be a colour, or a memory. It’s all about making the activity their own and truly reflecting what is going on inside.
Let’s take a look at the printable.
My emotions wheel
This wheel allows your kids to doodle, draw, make a design in, or use any other creative method to show you their emotions. Not only does it help your child understand how they perceive their feelings, but it will help you in understanding them, too.
This is a great way to pick up on why kids may perceive certain feelings a certain way or even start a discussion based on what they have a difficult time filling in. You can ask them particular questions about the colours the used, the designs, the drawings, etc, and why the used them. It’s a great activity to get the conversation going.
You can use this as a bit of an auditing tool to find out and guage how your kids are feeling at any given moment. It can be after a difficult experience or through a mental health episode. This is another great resource that you can use in the classroom, at home, or in any professional setting as well.
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Remember that this is part of a series that we have for you, so it’s worth popping over to check out all of the posts in our mental health series.
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If you want more resources to help kids with mindfulness and their mental health, take a look at these from KiddyCharts.
Help your kids in identifying their feelings with these feelings resources that we have for you on the site.
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In the moment mindfulness activity for tweens
Help your teens work on their mindfulness with this in the moment mindfulness activity.
There are other resources on wellbeing out there too, not just from us.
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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Some prompts for the journal that you might now have from Upside Down Books - or just some general journaling ideas for your kids.
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Ideas for encouraging mindful sibling relationships - something that we struggle with a little in our family...so perhaps some of you do to?
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Helping your kids with their self-esteem is a great way to encourage them to be more mindful too. Why not check out this advice to help them?
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