What Is Anger? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worksheet published on September 4th, 2019

What Is Anger? Worksheet

Just like adults, children can have a hard time controlling their anger. They often do not understand how their anger affects them, and how it affects others. Children can struggle to learn how to process and express negative feelings like anger, so it is important to teach emotional intelligence skills to keep them grounded when upset.

Everyone loses control of their behavior sometimes, and it can be a challenge to know how to control yourself when you are so worked up. Children can especially struggle with knowing how to control their rage and tantrums, and consider acting out to be their only option for letting out their angry feelings.

About This Worksheet

This is the What Is Anger worksheet. This worksheet is designed to help children understand what anger is and how it affects them. It uses a combination of reflection questions and artistic expression tasks to help the child develop an understanding of the meaning of anger.

This worksheet helps children not only understand what anger is, but also how their own anger affects them and the people around them. It helps the child gain insight on their own reactions to anger. The What Is Anger worksheet reflects on effective and ineffective expressions of anger, and guides the child toward learning healthier coping strategies.

This worksheet is great for individual counseling, and group counseling and family therapy.


Sit with the child as they complete the first two tasks on the worksheet. Each require drawing and coloring, so be sure to have crayons or markers available.

Instruct the client to continue with the worksheet by answering the reflection questions provided. When complete, review the results of the worksheet with the child or children, and parents if they are present. Reflect the results of the worksheet before closing the session by asking the child what they have learned about their anger.

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