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Anxiety is an issue School Counselors deal with on a regular basis. This Worry Reducing Bundle includes fun, interactive ways to help students manage anxiety.
Included in download: Lift-The-Flap Activity
Each flap represents how anxiety affects that particular part of the body. Open the flap and a worry busting strategy is listed for the student to complete. Blank templates are included for students to make it personal to them. They can color and write their own ideas for coping strategies to reduce worries. You can mix and match several different options with this activity. Both color and black & white versions are included.
Brain: Scary thoughts Strategy: Write in journal
Mouth: Shortness of Breath Strategy: Deep breathing activity
Stomach: Butterflies in stomach Strategy: Eat a healthy snack
Hands: Trembling hands Strategy: Trace Figure 8 on palm
Feet: Frozen in Spot Strategy: Do something 25 times
Interactive Paper Bag Book:
This interactive paper bag book activity is an educational and helpful resource for students. It takes a fun, hands-on approach to learning about anxiety and strategies to help with worry reduction. Activities for both younger AND older aged students are included. You have the opportunity to decide the layout you feel works best for each students educational and maturity level. 3 paper bags are used for each book.
How to Manage School Anxiety Brochure:
The How to Manage School Anxiety Brochure is a great resource to give parents if their child is experiencing school anxiety. This brochure includes the following information:
Definition of school anxiety
Symptoms of school anxiety
9 Tips to help manage school anxiety
Worry Buster Tear Sheet Activity:
The Worry Buster Tear Sheet Activity is designed to help students participate in reducing their worries. Print and cut on bold lines for anxiety reducing strategy ideas. Have students tear off their strategy choice and complete the activity listed. Students may have to choose more than one strategy until their worries go away.
All activities included both color and black and white versions.