The Feeling Thermometer is a key tool in the treatment of OCD in children and the treatment of anxiety. It is a key component in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment and helps children and adolescents articulate their symptoms and anxiety levels in a way that parents, caregivers, and mental health professionals can understand and respond to.
Find interesting people, places, things or events from a culture or time period and hand them out as extra credit. Kids will love the EC, of course, but then they will also have something to read. Hopefully, it will also pique their interest to read more about it on their own, too!