Tired of using the same old boring feelings chart in your office, classroom, or home? Can’t stand the empty stare of those overused, beady-eyed smiley faces? Well, then go ahead and spice things up a bit with the “Funny Food Feelings Chart”. This silly, colourful chart is meant to be enjoyed by everyone, but will be particularly useful to counsellors, therapists, teachers, parents, and anyone who wants to practice identifying their feelings. So go ahead and eat up! These feelings are delicious.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
This product is an instant download. Simply purchase, download, and print on the paper of your choosing!
Suggestions for using the “Funny Food Feelings Chart”:
1. Hang or place your chart in a location that is easily accessible to your child. Make sure your child knows where the chart is kept so that they can use it when they need it.
2. Begin using the chart with your child when they are calm and ready to learn. If you introduce the chart to your child when they are in the middle of a big meltdown, they will not be open to learning these new skills, and the chart is more likely to become a flying object than a helpful developmental tool. Practice using the chart with your child when they are calm, so that they are prepared to apply these skills when the big feelings come along.
3. Use the chart as a reflection tool. It is not usually productive to ask a child (or an adult) to have an in-depth conversation about their feelings while they are physically dysregulated (screaming, hitting, running away) because of that feeling. Wait until your child has calmed down, and use the chart to talk about the feelings that led to those behaviors.
4. Teach and reinforce the use of the chart by modelling how to use it. Children learn by example, and they are also more motivated to do a behaviour if they see adults who they love and trust doing these same behaviours.