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Where Do We Feel Worry?

An interactive activity designed to help children develop their understanding of the physical sensations associated with worry.

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Our Where Do We Feel Worry? activity is designed for children aged 4 to 8 to develop their understanding of the physical sensations associated with worry.

By identifying and placing body parts where they feel these sensations, children can become more aware of the signs of worry and learn to recognise and manage their anxious feelings effectively.

Benefits:

• Sensation Awareness: The activity encourages children to pay attention to the physical sensations that accompany worry. By cutting out body parts, such as a heart, stomach, or head, and placing them where they believe they experience these sensations, children develop a heightened sense of awareness about how worry manifests in their bodies.
• Identifying Signs of Worry: "Where Do We Feel Worry? activity helps children recognise that worry is not just an emotional experience but also has physical manifestations. By exploring different body parts and associating them with sensations like a racing heart, tight chest, or knots in the stomach, children gain insight into the diverse ways worry can be felt.
• Easing Worries: This activity empowers children to take an active role in managing their worries. By identifying and acknowledging the physical sensations, children can develop strategies to cope with these symptoms more effectively. It provides an opportunity for children to discuss their worries with trusted adults or engage in calming techniques when they notice these physical signs.
• Learning and Emotional Well-being: This anxiety activity for kids promotes learning about emotions and mental well-being. This activity also supports vocabulary development as children learn to articulate and describe their feelings associated with worry.

This resource is valuable for parents, professionals, and teachers who aim to support children in managing their anxiety. It provides a visual and interactive tool to facilitate discussions about worry, enhance children's self-awareness, and develop self-regulation skills.