Feelings Chart For Kids

A feelings chart for kids is a tool that practitioners use to help children identify and communicate their feelings. Click here to download a free copy!

By Patricia Buenaventura on May 15, 2024.

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What is a Feelings Chart For Kids?

A feelings chart for kids is a list of emotions organized in a chart with corresponding facial cues that express each emotion. It is commonly used by practitioners, teachers, parents, or caregivers of children to help them identify and communicate their feelings to improve their emotional literacy. Aside from that, a feelings chart for kids can also be used to teach them new words they can assign to their emotions and recognize these feelings in others.

Currently, there are no standardized feelings charts for kids available. Therefore, practitioners have a wide variety to choose from, each with its unique content, look, and purpose.

If you’re a practitioner and think using a feelings chart will help you but don’t want to start from scratch or look for one, you’ve come to the right place. We have a customizable template just for you.

Our template comes complete with more than a handful of emotions and corresponding faces that express those emotions. Aside from that, it also has a dedicated space at the bottom where you or your young client can write down notes.

Curious about what our template looks like, or want a copy for yourself? Keep reading for more information on downloading and using our feelings chart for kids template.

Printable Feelings Chart For Kids

Download this Feelings Chart For Kids to help young clients identify their emotions.

How does it work?

Step One. Download the Template

Access and download a copy of our printable feelings cart for kids by doing either of the following:

  • Clicking the “Use Template” or “Download Template” button above
  • Searching “Feelings Chart for Kids” in Carepatron’s template library on our website or app. 

Step Two. Use the Worksheet

You can give your young client a copy of the worksheet to encircle what they are feeling and write why they may be feeling the way they do. Alternatively, you can also show them the worksheet and have them point at the emotions they are feeling or felt, and you can be the one to take notes in the space provided below.

Step Three. Securely Store

After the session, you may reuse the worksheet if you or your young client didn’t write anything in the dedicated space below. However, if thoughts or observations are written in the space provided, it’s best to store the worksheet in a secure physical location or HIPAA-compliant EHR like Carepatron. 

Feelings Chart For Kids Example (Sample)

We created a Feelings Chart for Kids PDF sample, so you know the emotions featured in the chart and what you and the child’s guardian can write down on the template. Feel free to use our example for educational purposes or as a reference. 

View our example below or download the PDF version for free by clicking the “Download Example PDF” button above. 

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Feelings Chart For Kids Example (Sample)

When would you use this Template?

Since feelings aren’t limited to a time and place and can happen spontaneously, practitioners and caregivers of the child may utilize the feelings chart for kids template whenever they would like. However, it’d be especially helpful if one has a copy on hand, especially when the child exhibits seemingly difficult behavior or feels frustrated about being unable to explain their feelings. 



Though we designed it with practitioners in mind, anyone who stumbles across our free feelings chart for kids template can use and customize it. Plus, because our template doesn’t have specific instructions, the situations when it will be used completely depend on the one who downloaded it. 

Helps Kids Better Express Themselves

Because children have a limited vocabulary, they often can’t communicate what they feel to adults. With our template with faces and their corresponding emotions written at the bottom, the child can learn to identify and express, in words, what they are feeling. 

Empathy Development

The template can also help the child develop empathy if the adult in charge chooses to. Using the photos on our template, the child can learn what emotions look like on someone else and, if they’ve felt that before, be able to empathize with the person currently expressing that emotion. 

Improved Relationships

When a child can empathize with others, this can help improve how they handle and care for their relationships. But aside from the child, if a parent, teacher, or caregiver understands their child’s current feelings and why, they can learn to understand better, relate, and communicate with their child at that moment and in the future.. Consequently, this will improve the relationship between them and their child.

Why use Carepatron as your Feelings Chart For Kids app?

It's because Carepatron isn't only an app where you can customize, fill out, and store the Feelings Chart for Kids template you downloaded. But, it's also software where you can find more downloadable templates like the feelings chart for kids and tools that'll help you improve your efficiency and productivity. 

Download Carepatron's mobile or desktop application and streamline processes and automate administrative tasks by doing any of the following on our app:

  • Customize, download, and print over 700 PDF templates of medical documents like tests, guides, assessments, and surveys
  • Create, scan, or upload personal documents and custom templates you can't find in our library
  • Store client's medical records and your digital notes in our secure, HIPAA-compliant system
  • Set appointments and sync schedules with the integrated calendar functionality
  • Conduct teleconsultation sessions with integrated video call solutions
  • Set up an automated payment system for your client

And this isn’t even all of the things you can do on and with our software.

Sign up on Carepatron and discover all the features you can use today!

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Fostering Emotional Literacy in Young Children: Labeling Emotions | ECLKC. (2023). Retrieved 23 June 2023, from https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/mental-health/article/fostering-emotional-literacy-young-children-labeling-emotions#:~:text=The%20larger%20a%20child's%20emotional,way%20to%20becoming%20emotionally%20competent.

Who uses Feelings Chart For Kids?
Who uses Feelings Chart For Kids?

Commonly asked questions

Who uses Feelings Chart For Kids?

Practitioners, teachers, parents, or any adult caring for or interacting with children can use and benefit from having a copy of the feelings chart for kids template.

When do you use the Feelings Chart For Kids?

One can use it whenever they deem necessary. For more specific examples, refer to the “When would you use this template?” section in this guide.

How is the Feelings Chart For Kids used?

It can be used as an emotion board where the child can point at the emotion they’re feeling or like a worksheet where the child and practitioner can circle what they’re feeling and write down why they are feeling that way.

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