Sometimes I Am Worried

  • Activity sheet
  • Age 7+
Illustration of boy from the activity

This activity helps with:

The GOSH Play team says:

"Having an opportunity to share worries, and saying 'its ok, we all worry' normalises conversations, which is powerful, but can also be a bit tricky sometimes. Creating a worry box together can help and drawing worries helps children to start to find the right words."

Sometimes it’s hard for children to talk about their worries.

How to create a worry box

If you spot signs of anxiety in children, the GOSH Play team suggests a gentle, creative indoor activity to do together.

It’s designed to encourage children to talk about their worries, just like in Sometimes I am Worried, endorsed by Dr Janet Rose.

Creating a Worry Box gives children the chance to draw a picture of their worry. It can then be placed in the box and put away, to help them forget about it and move on.

This is the first step to helping children to identify and acknowledge their worries, and may encourage conversations about them too, if they are ready.

Download the activity sheet to get started. If you don’t have a copy of the book you could see if your local library has one in stock. If they don’t, you can ask them to order one in for you. The activity sheet can be lots of fun without the book, too.

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