Sometimes children have a hard time identifying their feelings, especially the fact that feelings can range from slight to intense. Children need to understand what they are feeling and that feelings can be small or big. Being able to identify how big their feelings are can also help them recognize when they are getting more and more escalated. If they know when they are escalating, then they can intervene and use a coping skill to manage their feelings. One intervention you can use to help them identify their feelings and coping skills is a feelings thermometer.
Included in this download are instructions for creating and using your own feelings thermometer plus a blank feelings thermometer for you to use. Download it and get started today!