This is a handout I made for children to be able to “check in” their feelings and then make a safe choice. It’s great to have a child color one (leaving the check boxes blank) then laminate it. Then just have a dry erase marker nearby and they can check in their feelings and choices again and again!
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This works well in calm down areas, children’s bedrooms, safe spaces, etc. It helps remind children to slow down to notice how they are feeling and have some reminders for ways to cope with and/or express the feeling appropriately.
Even as adults we don’t slow down enough to notice how we are feeling!
Bottom line: Everyone has feelings and all feeling are OKAY to have! It is what we do with them that counts!