My Worries and Fears Lapbook
My Worries and Fears Lapbook can be built with a child, combining lessons and creativity and craft. Each component can be a lesson or part of a lesson. It is something for the child to take away at the end of your sessions. You could easily fill 4 to 6 lessons with what is in this lapbook. There are two versions, one in black and white so the child can colour the lettering etc and one in colour where they can just cut and stick. By creating this you are helping the child have some tools for coping.
All you need is an A3 piece of card, card and paper for printing, a glue stick, laminating pouches and a drywipe pen.
My Worries and Fears Lapbook is for the everyday worries that children have. If a children is very anxious then this needs a referral to a professional.
Here is the Inside of the lapbook. Please see the photos in the slideshow for more details on what is included.
My Worries and Fears Lapbook consists of:
- Front cover title in black and white and in colour
- Front cover name and drawing of themselves labels
- Tell your worry to a worry doll pocket and small printable worry dolls (black and white and colour). A worry doll is a Guatemalan tradition where children tell their worries to their doll and put their dolls under their pillow at night. The dolls take away their worries.
- My Worries (bag) pocket in colour and black and white.
- My Worries cards to slot on the pocket. Cards consist of different sized monsters (metaphor for worries) so that the child can scale their worry. They can write on the back of the worry card. There is also a drawing prompt for the child to draw their own worry monster (or anything else that they could use as a metaphor for a worry).
- Let’s talk about coping strategies – There are 24 prompt cards for discussing worries and coping strategies.
- Let’s look inside your head – This is a little booklet with a happy face and a happy brain, a worried face and a worried brain. Children fill in things that make them happy in their happy brain and things that make them worry in their worry brain. Remind children often of the things in their happy brain.
- My thoughts and how can I change them pocket and cards- children write down their thoughts when they feel worried. How can that thought be changed. Prompts discussion on thinking more positive thoughts.
- My body sheet – where does the child feel their worries and fears? eg. tummy ache, fast heartbeat, hot and bothered, fast breathing etc.
- Back cover based on the Worry Tree by Butler and Hope 2007. Laminate this sheet so the child can reuse to work through their worries.
This is a downloadable resource and a link will be sent to your email address on purchase. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive the email.