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Positive and Negative Thinking Worksheet

Positive and Negative Thinking Worksheet


Worksheet in which children think about different positive and negative thoughts they might have when they are feeling angry.


Why do you need this?

To help children develop emotional intelligence and self-awareness. By reflecting on their thoughts and emotions during moments of anger, children can gain insight into their own mental processes and learn to recognise patterns in their behaviour. This can empower them to manage their emotions more effectively, identify triggers for their anger, and develop healthier coping strategies. Additionally, it provides teachers with an opportunity to open up discussions about emotions and problem-solving skills in the classroom.


How and when might you use this?

This resource could be used in a variety of ways:

· Guided group activities - you could provide prompts or examples to help children identify positive and negative thoughts associated with anger. For example, positive thoughts might include "I can calm down" or "I can talk about how I feel." Negative thoughts could include "Nobody understands me" or "I'll never get what I want."

· 1:1 individual reflection - children can reflect on their own experiences with anger and fill out the worksheet independently. Encourage them to be honest and open about their thoughts and feelings.

· Group discussion - After completing the worksheet, facilitate a group discussion where children can share their responses if they feel comfortable. This can help normalize the experience of anger and provide opportunities for peer support and learning.

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