• The Worry Scale

    This lesson and activity will focus on an emotion we have all experienced, fear.  Being afraid or scared is a normal emotion.  We all have certain things that scare us or make us afraid.  There are alot of things going on in the world today and sometimes those things make us worry to the point of being afraid.  Have you ever been scared before?  

    Fear is an emotion that can make you feel weird, make your heart race, you might even feel nervous.  Sometimes fear can make you feel like you can't do anything at all.

    Take a look at the attached worksheet and write down a few things that scare you or things you worry about.  Worry Scale

    After you have written down a couple of things, look at the scale.  For each thing you wrote, think about where it should go on the worry scale.  For example, I wrote spiders down.  I am afraid of spiders.  Looking at the scale, I would write spiders close by not worried/not scared because they scare me a little bit.

    Take a minute and write down things that worry you or things you are afraid of.  Next, use the worry scale to wirte down the things you wrote down.  Last, share your list with a parent, brother or sister.  It is very helpful when you talk about your worries and fears with someone you trust.  Parents, teachers, and friends are here for you to talk about it.  By talking about what we are fearful, we can create a plan to overcome that fear or worry and be able to move past it and hopefully talking will make you feel better about it.   I hope this lesson and activity is helpful in helping you overcome worries and or fear.  

    I'm here for you if you need someone to listen or talk about your concerns.  You can reach me by email  christi.slaughter@henry.k12.ga.us

     This activity is found on www.centervention.com 

    Other Book Resources:

    Wilma Jean the Worrying Machine by Julia Cook

    Not-So-Brave-Penguin by Steve Smallman

    Worry Says What?  by Allison Edwards

    Saturday is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum

    Talk About the Monster by Mistofer Christopher

    When I feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman