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21 Helpful Feelings Worksheets for Kids, Teens & Adults

Updated: 4 days ago

Worksheets can help you or those you work with cope with strong emotions. Learn more.

Infographic of children's anger management worksheets including the anger iceberg.

Big emotions can be overwhelming. They may be frightening, or lead to behavioral and relationship struggles. The opposite can be difficult as well – many people learn to shut off feelings, or don’t even realize when they’re having them. This can cause problems down the road.

Feelings worksheets are a tool that therapists and individuals can use to help understand and deal with emotions. Some focus on recognizing core feelings, like feelings wheels, and others help people learn to accept or cope with their experiences.

To get started, check out the quick highlights list with resources you can grab right away. Keep scrolling to review all 21 worksheets about working with feelings and related topics like emotional regulation, coping with anxiety, and dealing with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Resource Highlights

This is an infographic of printable anger management PDFs in the form of worksheets. They include the angry iceberg and the exploding volcano. The article has more details.

Kids Anger Management Worksheets

Best for: Kids

This set of kids anger management PDFs starts with the anger iceberg. The iceberg helps kids understand the feelings underneath their anger.

The feelings volcano targets triggers and signs of escalating anger, while the mindful mountain focuses on coping skills. You can learn more about the anger management tools and check out the printables here.

The emotions wheel kit includes a feelings wheel, blank feelings wheel, and an option to create your own.

Emotions Wheel Kit

Best for: Teens, Adults

Practice learning and coping with difficult emotions. The emotions wheel kit includes a sample feelings wheel along with blank examples and posters to work with. You can review and discuss emotions, and create your own based on feelings you commonly experience. Learn more here.

Strong Emotions Worksheet for Adults

Best for: Adults, Some Teens

Adults dealing with intense and overwhelming emotions may benefit from this emotions worksheet. It walks through the experience of strong emotions and how to ride them out or use coping skills when necessary.

It includes tips on when to go with feelings and when it's necessary to get help in the moment. Purchase it individually or get the best deal in this bundle.

CBT Triangle Worksheet

Best for: Adults, Teens, Some Tweens

The cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) triangle reviews the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In some cases, ongoing thoughts influence ongoing feelings.

The triangle worksheet clearly walks through the triangle itself and how to use it to change thoughts. Get it here.

Feelings Wheels Worksheet

Feelings wheels, which are typically color-coded, are a popular place to start. To discuss emotions, it helps to have a common language. Many people are only aware of a few emotions, such as happy, sad, and angry.

There are several other core emotions, as well as offshoots of these. Core emotions, according to well-known expert Robert Plutchik (Plutchik, 1982), include:

  • Fear

  • Anger

  • Disgust

  • Surprise

  • Anticipation

  • Trust

  • Joy

  • Sadness

The Robert Plutchik emotion wheel, available in the public domain.

Plutchik organized the feelings in a circle as a way of showing how emotions connect to each other. Therapists and others have taken this idea and run with it – leading to the creation of hundreds of color-coded emotions wheels.

These tools are often used to help people visually see, understand, and identify what they’re feeling.

Here are a few feelings wheels to choose from that included activities for yourself or clients as well. I’ve included various types of wheels and activities to choose from.

Feelings Wheel & List Check-In

Best for: Kids and Teens

Available from: Teachers Pay Teachers

This resource includes a wheel and feelings list with emojis, offering a reader-friendlier and lighter version of the wheel. It’s a good fit for kids and younger teens.