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Emotion Regulation

Monster Feelings! Halloween Social Skills Activity


Happy Halloween! Time for some spooky social skills! This Monster Feelings activity includes printable dice with emotion words on one and Halloween creatures on the other. Students will roll the dice to see which emotion their creature is feeling, then draw a picture, write a story, or act [...]

Monster Feelings! Halloween Social Skills Activity2018-10-17T11:52:30+00:00

Identifying Feelings in K-1


The first step to emotion regulation is identifying your own feelings. This activity will help K-1 students identify how they, or another person, might feel in a given situation. You might notice that Karma the Chameleon looks a little different on this worksheet. That’s because this is baby Karma [...]

Identifying Feelings in K-12018-10-11T10:04:40+00:00

Something’s Bugging Me – Student Reporting Slips


These “Something’s Bugging Me” slips allow students to write down their concerns discreetly, and provide documentation for referrals to the school counselor or social worker if necessary. Tattling can be a big issue in elementary classrooms. Often times, students are just trying to get each other in trouble [...]

Something’s Bugging Me – Student Reporting Slips2018-10-02T10:23:36+00:00

Coping Skills for Kids


In coping skills worksheets, students will sort coping strategies into “smart” and “not smart” columns. When I need to calm down I go to the boxing gym, maybe have some wine, shirk my responsibilities and watch TV all afternoon, call my best friend, etc. As an adult, I’ve [...]

Coping Skills for Kids2018-09-05T12:20:41+00:00

Building Resiliency in Children: Karma Completions


I am a perfectionist. As a child, I would wake up obscenely early on Saturday mornings to watch a drawing tutorial show. The show’s target audience was grown adults. This wasn’t a show meant to teach seven-year-olds how to draw. But there I was sitting cross-legged in front [...]

Building Resiliency in Children: Karma Completions2017-10-12T15:28:23+00:00

Identifying Emotions Activity: Chameleon Moods


Identifying emotions is the first step to helping students regulate them. Recognizing the physical signs associated with different feelings will strengthen students’ ability to manage their emotions before they get too big. Identifying and managing your feelings, or Emotion Regulation, requires the ability to respond to strong emotional situations in a [...]

Identifying Emotions Activity: Chameleon Moods2017-06-19T10:09:07+00:00

Belly Breathing for Kids


Managing your feelings requires the ability to respond to strong emotions in an appropriate way. For example, staying calm when teased or taking criticism without getting upset both require students to be able to manage their feelings. Children who are good at regulating their emotions feel better about themselves and have [...]

Belly Breathing for Kids2017-10-17T09:09:48+00:00

Emotional Spectrum


Summer’s almost here! Woohoo! Temperatures here in North Carolina have been all over the place, though. A couple weeks ago my apartment opened our pool, and I got a head start on my summer tan. But this week I’ve had to break out my jeans and sweatshirts again! [...]

Emotional Spectrum2017-06-22T11:49:04+00:00