This resource is a way of tracking a child’s well-being and mental health. Over time it is hoped that patterns may emerge that can be explored with the child.
Monitoring a child’s mood can be for the full year or for a month or two. There is a sheet for each month relating loosely to something topical. Hearts for Valentine’s day, Snowflakes for Winter, fireworks for Bonfire night and so on.
There are two copies of each sheet. One has suggestions for emotions to use and the other is blank for you and the child to decide which emotions to use.
How to use
At the bottom of each sheet is a key. Let the child choose the colour they want to represent each emotion. For example, the child could choose:
Happy – Yellow
Sad – Blue
Angry – Red
Scared – Green
Worried – Purple
Surprised – Orange
Disgusted – Brown.
Each day they must think about how they feel. They then colour the relevant day in that colour. Sometimes a child may feel several emotions such as happy and angry so they can colour the relevant day in those two colours to allow for mixed emotions.