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Changing my Thoughts Worksheet

Changing my Thoughts Worksheet


Worksheet in which children think about what thoughts lead to certain feelings and how they can change their thoughts to have more positive feelings.


Why do you need this?

This worksheet can help nurture emotional intelligence by encouraging children to recognize the connection between their thoughts and feelings. This awareness empowers them to better understand and manage their emotions. Teaching students to challenge negative thoughts and reframe them in a more positive light promotes resilience. It empowers them to approach challenges with a growth mindset and develop coping strategies for overcoming adversity.


How and when might you use this?

This worksheet could be used in a variety of ways:

  • In lessons on social-emotional learning that focus on understanding and managing their emotions.
  • Use it as a guided activity to help children identify the common thought patterns associated with different emotions and brainstorm positive alternatives.
  • Following an emotional incident or conflict as a tool for self-reflection.
  • During counselling sessions to support students in managing their emotions and developing coping strategies. Empower children to challenge their negative thoughts with positive ones.
  • As a prompt for whole class discussions about emotional well-being and positive thinking.
  • As part of an end of the day check-in routine. Children can have time to reflect on their thoughts and feelings.


What’s included?

Included is 1 PDF printable worksheet with 2 versions; 1 for a boy and 1 for a girl

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