We know you are going to love this journal! It’s perfect for helping children creatively explore a wide range of feelings and emotions, as well as self awareness and relationship building. We call it Being Me – our brand new printable Feelings and Emotions Journal.
The journal includes 70 creative writing and drawing prompts to help nurture greater emotional awareness, coping skills, relationship building skills, self reflection and decision-making abilities. Available for immediate download, it’s perfect for children who are grappling with the challenges of isolation, or to be perfectly honest – any child, anytime!
Why a Feelings & Emotions Journal?
Like many families, adjusting to all of the changes life has presented in 2020 has been challenging for our family. We have had to make so many changes – from finding a system that works with all of us working/learning from home, to shifting work responsibilities and financial stress, to sourcing groceries safely, to trying to balance screen time limits when so much of school and entertainment is online, and most importantly of all, helping to support the mental and emotional health of our kids as they work through the many and varied issues that have stemmed from isolation from extended family, friends, school, hobbies and their normal, everyday routine.
It’s been such a challenge for us, and for so many families we know.
These challenges inspired me to finish a project I started some time ago – the creation of a creative, social emotional learning journal for kids. And I am so excited with how it has turned out!
About the Being Me Creative Feelings Journal;
- Includes 70 printable journal pages that invite children to respond creatively through writing, drawing and coloring as they exploring a wide range of different emotions that include joy, anger, worry, excitement, disappointment, fear, frustration, impatience, jealousy, courage, loneliness and pride.
- Also includes creative prompts to encourage thinking and learning about related topics such as empathy, body language, friendship, gratitude, resilience, being solution focused and staying positive.
- There’s a series of coloring pages with child-friendly quotes provide children with space for a mental break, helping them to relax and refocus.
- The pages are ready to print and go, formatted for black and white printing to conserve printer ink.
- Created with children ages 8-12 years in mind.
You can see a selection of the pages below.
The pages include drawing and writing prompts exploring a wide range of emotions, including joy, anger, worry, excitement, disappointment, fear, frustration, impatience, jealousy, courage, nervous, loneliness and pride.
These pages invite children to respond creatively in a range of different ways and, as well as being an excellent discussion tool, they can also offer valuable insight for parents, teachers and caregivers into how the individual child is feeling, and their preferred coping strategies.
The pages include information about each emotion, presented simply for children, and (where appropriate) include ideas for coping skills to help children learn to navigate the experience of overwhelming emotions.
There are also pages that encourage thinking and learning about related topics such as empathy, body language, friendship, kindness, gratitude, resilience, being solution focused and keeping positive.
These pages are intended to help each child develop greater self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship building skills, and decision-making abilities.
Some of the pages offer children a creative outlet, and these pages can be particularly helpful during times when a child is feeling overwhelmed or unsettled.
And finally, a number of coloring pages with child-friendly quotes provide children with space for a mental break, helping them to relax and refocus.
All pages are ready to print, formatted for black and white printing to conserve printer ink. You may choose to keep the pages loose, add them to a folder or bind them into a more permanent book format.
What age are the journal pages suitable for?
This will depend upon the individual child but, as a guide, we recommend 8-12 years of age. We say around the age of 8 years but this will depend upon your child’s reading, writing and drawing abilities, as will their ability to complete the pages with relative independence.
Why Social Emotional Learning?
Social emotional learning helps children learn to manage their emotions, reflect upon their own strengths and weaknesses, develop stronger relationships with others, and make good choices. These skills provide an important foundation for emotional health and wellbeing.
These journal pages allow you to engage children with these skills in fun and engaging ways, through creative responses such as writing and drawing.
Get Your Copy of Being Me
You can purchase and download the complete Feelings Journal now for just $11USD.
PLEASE NOTE: This resource is received via a digital download which means there is no waiting, as soon as payment is received you will be emailed a link to the PDF file to download and get started. This download link is active for just 72 hours so please do not delay in downloading your purchase. It is important to download the file when on a laptop or desktop computer and not to a mobile device. All sales of PDF files are final and no refunds will be given.