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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

Feelings Thermometer

Subject Area

Health Education


K, 3


The Feelings Thermometer is a visual tool that can help students measure how they are doing emotionally and identify steps they can take to shift their mood when things are getting tough.

Like a temperature thermometer, the Feelings Thermometer shows when your emotional temperature is getting warmer and then hotter, to potentially dangerous degrees. It starts at blue – the calm zone and goes to red – the furious zone.  Throughout the zones, it lists activities to feel less angry, frustrated, anxious, and sad. Research shows that just identifying a calming activity can reduce stress and anxiety.  

This resource can be used in a variety of settings to help students name their feelings and identify methods to self-regulate their negative emotions.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Name various emotions and feelings.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Describe how to express feelings to prevent a conflict from starting.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 3


    Discuss healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 3


    Develop a plan for responsible personal health behavior.

    Link to Resource

    CR Resource Type

    Informational Material

    Resource Provider

    Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health


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    License Type

    Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives