Wheel Of Emotions For Kids Worksheet
During childhood, we learn how to identify and cope with our emotions. It is important to encourage children to understand and embrace their emotions at an early age. That way, they develop a level of emotional intelligence that will help them develop a healthy relationship with themselves and with others.
Emotions can be triggered in many different ways. It is important for a child to understand how they are affected by their emotions and how to express them properly. A great way to help a child express how they feel is to help them understand what they are feeling, even if it is more than one emotion at a time.
About This Worksheet
This is the Wheel Of Emotions For Kids worksheet. On this worksheet, emotions are represented through feeling words. There are a total of 20 emotions, separated by two levels of feeling. The Wheel Of Emotions For Kids worksheet uses primary and secondary emotions to break down how a child can feel more than one emotion at a time.
The Wheel Of Emotions For Kids worksheet is great for children up to 12 years old. It can be used in individual counseling sessions, family sessions and group counseling.
To introduce the worksheet, explain to the child what emotions are and why it is important to know how to express how they are feeling. Explain that it is okay to not always know how they are feeling, and offer the worksheet as a guide to help them understand their emotions.
Use the Wheel Of Emotions For Kids worksheet by letting the child pick a feeling word from the inner circle. Then, instruct the child to choose a feeling word from the same colored section in the outer circle. To help learn how to communicate feelings, you can use sentences, like:
- “I feel ____ because I feel ____”
- “I am _____ because I feel ____”
- “This situation makes me feel ____ and ____”
If you are seeing the child in a family setting, provide a copy of the worksheet to the caretakers of the child to aid in at home practice of identifying feelings.