What Is A Feelings Worksheet For Kids?
Just like for adults and teens, the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used to help give kids the tools they need to understand their big feelings, problem-solve emotional situations, and practice alternative coping strategies. Some of your clients may struggle to verbalize their feelings or thoughts, and that’s where our worksheet comes in handy.
Our has been designed specifically for kids to identify their feelings, reflect on their thoughts, words, and actions, and create a plan for next time.
This Feelings Worksheet for Kids incorporates principles of CBT into a single, printable PDF tool to assist your clients towards their therapeutic goals, and is designed to be completed by your child clients- either independently, or with as much assistance from you as you like.
How To Use This Feelings Worksheet For Kids
We have kept this Feelings Worksheet for Kids super simple to use, just follow this step-by-step guide to start helping your clients manage their emotions, and develop strategies to cope for the next time they are struggling with their feelings.
Step One. Download the Worksheet
The first step is to get yourself a copy of the PDF worksheet. You can download this using the link on this page. Once you have a digital copy of the worksheet, you can proceed to print it out for your client.
Step Two. Provide the Worksheet to your Client
Once you have printed out a paper copy of the Feelings Worksheet, the next step is to provide it to your client. The first time they complete this worksheet, they may need some assistance filling out the different parts.
It is also important that you offer this worksheet to your client when they have been experiencing a feeling that led to undesirable behaviors or thoughts. This is because this Feelings Worksheet is designed to help them create alternative strategies for handling the emotion, and not for emotions that are already working well for your client!
Step Three. Help your Client to Fill in the Worksheet
Depending on the client, you may offer differing levels of assistance in completing the worksheet. This could look like helping your client find a name for their feeling, asking leading questions about their thoughts and actions following the event, and suggesting alternative thoughts, phrases, or actions for next time.
Step Four. Store the Worksheet Somewhere Safe
Once your client has completed the worksheet, the last step is to store it somewhere secure with the rest of their therapeutic record if they choose to return it to you.
Feelings Worksheet For Kids Example (Sample)
To get an idea of the sorts of things your client may write in their worksheet, or the sort of issue this worksheet can assist your client with, just take a look at our Feelings Worksheet for Kids example template. This example is based on a fictional account of a young client struggling with changes to their routine. Take a look at the sample worksheet below.
Who Can Use this Printable Feelings Worksheet For Kids (PDF)?
This template can help any practitioners who work with young children, whether that is in the form of one-on-one counseling sessions, as a behavioral therapist in schools, or as a child social worker. Whatever capacity you work in, this worksheet can help your younger clients to put words to their feelings and think about how they can develop new coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.
Here are just a few of the professions that can benefit from incorporating this worksheet into their practice.
- Child Counsellor
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapist
- Behavioral Specialist
- Child Psychologist
- Child Social Worker
- Child ADHD Coach
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Pediatric Nurses and Pediatricians
And many others!
Why Is This Form Useful For Therapists?
This form has a variety of useful features for children’s healthcare workers, including:
Kid-friendly Design Features
Such as large font and illustrations make it more accessible for your pre-adolescent clients to engage with this resource, improving the chances of you and your client making solid steps towards their future development.
Face Illustration Feature
The blank face on the first page of the template is a great way for more artistically inclined kids to convey how they felt if they are struggling to find the words to explain verbally or in writing.
Can be completed between sessions
For your older kids who can work independently between sessions, this worksheet serves as a great resource to work on by themselves to ensure they are consistently addressing their emotions and negative thoughts, even between sessions. They can then bring the worksheet to their next session with you to discuss together.
Why Use Carepatron For Feelings Worksheets?
Carepatron is a comprehensive suite of software solutions for all kinds of healthcare practices including children’s counseling, mental health, social work, and general practices. Carepatron offers a seamless and intuitive experience for managing and automating all aspects of your practice’s administration.
Carepatron allows you to manage your team's calendar, appointment billing and statements, medical coding, and utilize our secure, HIPAA-compliant data storage solutions. Additionally, you can access this worksheet and a whole range of other templates from Carepatron's community template library. Finally, Carepatron comes with all the high-tech solutions you’d expect from state-of-the-art practice management software, including AI-powered dictation, smart calendar integration for your team, and video appointment scheduling.