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Children & Young People's Emotional Health

Feelings Activities

When children and young people can recognise and talk about different feelings it can help them have a better understanding of how to deal with them. These activities will help you talk about feelings and think together about how to cope with difficult emotions in a positive way.

A Story About Emotions 

The Colour Monster

Emotion & Feelings Wheel Activity

A visual aid to help understand our emotions.

Anxiety Thermometer

A great tool to help us to recognise what feelings we might be experiencing.

Sentence Starters 

Useful prompts for children who are struggling to express the way they feel.

Emotional Check-In Activity

This resource supports children & young people to express their feelings and also identify why they are feeling a particular way.

Relax Like a Cat!

A relaxation technique for children.

Managing Emotions

These tools are designed to help children understand and manage their emotions and feelings, and stay calm and in control in the classroom.

Glitter Jar

A glitter jar is something your child can make to help them feel calmer and less confused about their feelings.

The STOPP Technique

This video explains how to create a space between a situation occurring and our reaction to it.

The Opposite Actions Technique

This video explains what your child can do to reduce the intensity of negative emotions.

Make Your Own Worry Box

The worry box helps children put their worries in a special place so they don't have to think about them all at once or all the time.

Colour Monster Activity

An activity to help your child think about how they are feeling today.

The Stress Bucket

Try this activity with your child or young person if they are looking or feeling stressed, or of you know they have tests or exams coming up. 

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