Personalised Feelings Chart
Updated: Apr 7
Use your own drawings or pictures of your favourite characters to make a chart to share your feelings.
What you’ll need: Paper or card. Something to write or draw with. (Optional) Pictures from magazines or printed from the internet.
What’s it for?
This activity helps us identify and share how we are feeling, and gives us a way to check-in each day.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
Think about the feelings you would like to put on your chart. You could start with happy, sad, angry, and worried. You might like to add some more.
Divide a piece of paper into different squares. You could do this by folding the paper or draw boxes with a pen. Ask an adult if you need help. Write a feeling in each box.
For each feeling, draw or find a picture that shows that emotion. You could look in a mirror and make a face to see what it looks like when you feel sad, happy, etc.
If you are using pictures from a printer or magazine, glue or tape them into the boxes on your chat.
You might like to use pictures from your favourite game or TV show. For example, which Pokémon would you use to share a sad feeling? Which character from Frozen would you use for happy?
When you have finished your chart you might like to put this somewhere where you can share your feelings with people in your family, like the door of your fridge. You could also keep it just for yourself.
Extra Activity: Sometimes it’s hard to put our feelings into words. Could you choose a sound or a colour to go for each feeling?
When you’ve finished creating your artwork, ask yourself the following questions:
How are you feeling today?
What made you feel that way?
Who would you like to talk to about your feelings?
Where do you feel those emotions in your body? For example, do you feel fizzy in your chest when you are excited? Does your tummy hurt when you are worried?
What can you do to help when you are feeling a difficult emotion?
What is something you enjoy doing when you are feeling a positive emotion?
Why might it be useful to check-in with how you are feeling?
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
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Created by Heather Dingle © March 2020
Creative Art Used: Art
Psychological Area Explored: Emotional Wellbeing, Communication, Self-Exploration
These activities could be done by children of all ages, but some may need the support of their parent or carer to read the instructions or complete the activity safely.
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