BrainFrame Psychology for Kids: Mindful Kids
EMOTION WHEEL
Contributed by Kaitlyn Guenther

Emotion Wheel Activity

This is one of my favourite mental health resources. I have used emotion wheels for about three years because they help me better understand my emotions. The one thing I wish, is that I had discovered this resource when I was younger so it was only natural that I create a few emotion wheels for BrainFrame.

Fun psychology fact: our bodies respond very similar for every different emotion (whether we are angry or happy or any other emotion, our body will feel the same). It is really cool, but also helps explain why it can sometimes be so difficult to know what we are feeling. And having a tool to help us understand our emotions is very important.

There are three options for the emotion wheels, that suit different age levels. I think it is important to introduce these emotion wheels to children when they are young so that they can develop a great understanding of their feelings and have amazing coping skills as they grow up. Below I've outlined how the emotion wheels work and some tips for helping children (or yourself) use this amazing resource!

The Emotion Wheels

There are three emotion wheel options:

Tips for Using the Emotion Wheels

Templates:

  • The following links will take you to the template page. Follow the instructions to print your template of choice and then press the back button to return to this page.

For Older Kids            (color)   or   (B&W)

For Younger Kids            (color)   or   (B&W)

With Pictures            (color)   or   (B&W)

 

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