Color Your Feelings: Art Therapy for Feelings Exploration

Grade Levels
1st - 6th
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  • PDF
46 pages
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Color Your Feelings is an art therapy project that can be used for feeling identification and exploration. This resource is perfect for intake sessions, individual sessions, and group counseling. The file includes 35 unique templates that can be used to help individuals identify and explore their emotions in a hands-on way.

Download the preview file to view all 35 templates and print one FREE template!

Why Art Therapy?

Using an art therapy approach can assist individuals with communicating their emotions in a non-threatening way. The benefits of art therapy include non-verbal expression, self-regulation, creativity, social skills, increased processing of events, and awareness of emotions. Talking with individuals about their art can provide counselors with an opening to assist with the processing of emotions. This resource was designed to give counselors a variety of templates to help individuals process their emotions and responses to life events and challenges.

Project Steps:

❶ Print the 35 templates

❷ Choose the best template to meet your client's needs

❸ Use one of the included feeling charts to identify and write down current feelings

❹ Choose a color for each feeling

❺ Color the template to show how much of each feeling you are experiencing

❻ Process the art with your client

What Is Included?

35 printable templates

2 feeling charts (for lower elementary and upper elementary/adults)

Example phrases for processing your client's art

35 Unique Templates:

→ 1 grab-and-go heart with 5 feelings pre-filled on the template

→ 8 templates with a variety of shapes to assess how a client is feeling (heart, flower, star, basketball, football, snowman, unicorn, and dinosaur)

→ 5 templates designed for intake or check-in sessions to help identify the feelings a client would like to process

→ 4 templates designed to identify feelings about school and friendships

→ 2 templates designed to identify feelings about home (including 2 separate homes)

→ "Feelings That Bug Me" designed to identify irritating feelings associated with conflicts between siblings, peers, or guardians

→ "Feelings In My Body" designed to guide clients to not only identify their feelings, but also think about where they feel them in their bodies

→ "Something In My Life Has Changed" designed to be used to identify feelings before and after a change (incarceration, grief, moving, divorce, foster care, etc.)

→ "Feelings I Want To Release" designed to identify challenging feelings a client would like to let go of and release

→ 3 templates to designed as follow-up activities after reading Double Dip Feelings, In My Heart, or The Color Monster

→ 2 templates to track feelings by week or year

→ 6 templates with advanced designs for older students or adults (leaf, flower, heart, mandala, cat, and lion)

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Total Pages
46 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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