Free teaching resource

The Worry Waterfall - Poster

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 2 - 6

A poster to help students deal effectively with worrying thoughts. This teaching resource is an essential learning tool for social and emotional development.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom to help students deal effectively with worrying thoughts and problems. The Worry Waterfall encourages students to recognise worries that they can and can not control. And guides them through a step-by-step process of decision making and of taking action.

How to use The Worry Waterfall:

  1. Introduce The Worry Waterfall through class discussion.
  2. Model how to follow the steps.
  3. Provide examples of every day worries. Encourage students to practise following the steps.
  4. Display the poster in your classroom and refer to it when necessary.

For more teaching resources to help students reference and strategise common everyday human emotions head to our Emotions Collection.


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  • Gill Barber

    Wonderful resource- many thanks!

    • Bronwyn

      Hi, Gill! Thanks so much for your beautiful feedback! We're so glad you love the Worry Waterfall!

  • Claire Blower

    Super - thanks!

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      You're most welcome, Claire!

  • Justine Cownie

    This is lovely. Thank you.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      You're most welcome, Justine!