Feelings Hangman

Here’s another great intervention idea submitted by reader Emily Clifton, LISW. Ms. Clifton earned a gift certificate to childtherapytoys.com for her submission. Learn how you can do the same!

Purpose: To help better identify what signals different emotions.

Target population: Ages 6 and up. Can be used in individual, family or group sessions.

Rules: Therapist makes hangman words that are emotions. After client has guessed the word, therapist can discuss what the feeling is with client(s). Then the client or clients each express a time when they have felt that emotion or seen someone else experience it.

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