These were originally designed for students with autism but could be helpful for many students with anxiety. Pictures can be cut up and put on a key ring or left as they are.
All or some can be offered to a student (ideally preemptively) so they can choose a calming/coping strategy to use. This can help give a sense of empowerment and self-control as well, which can in turn reduce anxiety. It may also help to review with the student at a later time which strategies seem to work for them and which do not. It should go without saying, but always praise students for initiating the use of their own calming strategies!
*All strategies are self explanatory except for the circle that has 5,4,3,2,1 at the top- this is where the student focuses on finding 5 things they see around them (e.g. a clock, the whiteboard, the rug...) , 4 things they feel/touch (e.g. smooth desk, pointy pencil tip...), 3 things they hear (teacher talking, zipper on a backpack zipping...) 2 things you can smell (dry erase marker, hand sanitizer...), 1 thing you like/that makes you happy [it can be anything] (e.g. Ninja Turtles).