'Real' Worry and 'Nearly Real' Worry Monsters

Real Worry and Nearly Real Worry Monsters by Exciting Teacher

”Real’ Worry and ‘Nearly Real’ Worry Monsters’ has been designed to support children and young people with sorting their thoughts into practical worries and hypothetical worries.

How could this resource be used?

  • To support emotional regulation and problem-solving strategy.
  • To support emotional literacy.
  • To support self-regulation.
  • To support a child 1:1.
  • To be used as part of a classroom display.


Which statutory England PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into? *in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS1: H18 – different things they can do to manage big feelings, to help calm themselves down and/or change their mood when they don’t feel good.
  • KS2: H20 – how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations.


Scottish Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Outcome: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing – I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave and I am learning ways of managing them.

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