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Anger Thermometer Worksheet

Anger Thermometer Worksheet


Thermometer showing increasing levels of anger and then with a space to think about what things make them feel that angry and how they can calm themselves down at different levels of anger.


Why do you need this?

The Anger Thermometer worksheet helps children become more aware of the intensity of their anger by categorising it on a scale from calm to furious. This self-awareness is crucial for developing emotional intelligence and understanding the range of emotions they experience. By writing examples of when they have felt each level of anger, children can identify specific triggers or situations that lead to different levels of anger. This understanding allows them to anticipate and manage their responses more effectively in the future.


How and when might you use this?

This worksheet could be used in a variety of ways:

· In lessons on social-emotional learning to help students identify and understand the different levels of their anger and practice coping strategies.

· Following a conflict or behavioural incident a tool for self-reflection to identify their anger level and reflect on how they managed their emotions.

· During counselling sessions to support students in exploring their anger triggers and developing personalized coping strategies.

· As 1:1 support for a child struggling with anger management.

· During circle time discussions focused on emotions and self-regulation.


What’s included?

The worksheet features a colour-coded thermometer bar ranging from “I’m calm” in green up to “I’m furious!” in red. Five stages of anger are delineated including calm, annoyed, frustrated, angry, and furious. At each level, students give examples of things that would trigger those feelings for them. Next, children self-strategise the best ways they can calm down at each anger level such as take deep breaths, squeeze a stress ball, walk away or tell the teacher.


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