CALM DOWN CORNER: Classroom Management Social Emotional Learning Coping Tools

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This is something that all classrooms need to have. It is perfect to allow students to feel their feelings and calm them down without disruptions, plus it was easy to create.
This is an amazing resource. It has so many ways to help my students learn how to regulate and to find regulation when they're upset. I have even used it at home with my own kids! Thank you!
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Our Calm Down Corner kit has EVERYTHING you need to help your students with self-regulation, and will be a true game changer for your classroom management. It's the perfect social emotional learning and behavior management tool that's essential for every elementary classroom! You'll be able to create a beautiful break space where students can independently use coping strategies to self-regulate and manage their big feelings. All the while reducing classroom disruptions, making it easier for you teach!

With strong visual supports, our calm corner kit guides students to identify their emotions, choose a calming tool, and get ready to learn, focus, and get along with others.

It's an effective SEL trauma sensitive behavior intervention and excellent alternative to clip charts. Used in over 23,000 classrooms, homes & counseling offices.

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Everything you need to create your Calm Corner in your classroom, office, or home (with the exception of sensory tools).

  • Calm Corner Signs (with 10 different name choices and 3 different styles)
  • Rules Sign (using trauma informed language, 3 styles)
  • Extensive User's Guide and Description of How Each Coping Skill Helps
  • "I Need a Break" Cards (3 styles)
  • Calm Box Labels (6 styles)
  • Coping Skills, Feelings, and Gratitude Posters / Decor (Multiple Styles)
  • Coping Skills Checklist
  • Feelings & Coping Skills Check-In / Check-Out Form
  • Coping Tools Task Cards
  • Interactive Breathing Boards
  • Feel-Good Pictures (composed of funny & cute animal photos)
  • 6 Puzzles (with positive messages)
  • 17 Yoga Poses
  • 26 Animal Strength Cards
  • 26 Positive Affirmation Cards and Posters
  • 26 Gratitude Task Cards, Checklist and 2 Worksheets
  • Over 50 Coloring Pages
  • "I Wish My Teacher Knew" Form
  • "I Need" Choice Board and checklists
  • 8 Journal Writing Prompts plus Journal Template
  • 8 Letter Writing Prompts plus Letter Template
  • 11 My Happy Place and Memories Task Cards
  • Breathe and Be With My Feelings Interactive Lap Book, which includes 25 Physical Sensations Identification Board
  • Interactive Feelings Check-In and Coping Tools Wall Display
  • Feelings Choice Board, Poster, and Slider
  • Coping Tools Choice Board

PLUS, all resources come in Color and Black/White printing options, too!


  • "If I could give this an A++++ I would! I haven't seen such a comprehensive, all encompassing, ready to go Cool Down Corner resource such as this! Thank you so much for all of the options and resources included!"

  • "There are not enough words to say how amazing this resource is. I went through a ton of options before I bought this product but it was the best this I have ever purchased on this website. This is so well thought out and organized. You can tell the creator really understand childhood development and feelings. I love that there are resources to help kids identify their feelings. There are also ways for the kids to ask for help from the teacher. This whole thing is amazing. I love that there are different color schemes to match your room and ideals. The activities are also differentiated. WholeHearted School Counseling could sell this for 20 or more dollars and it would still be worth the price. Get it while you can!"

  • This is something that all classrooms need to have. It is perfect to allow students to feel their feelings and calm them down without disruptions, plus it was easy to create.

  • So many great tools to help my students who struggle to both self-manage and communicate. The TACTILE and illustrative nature of many of these resources is very helpful!


What calming strategies are included?

Draw, Color, Exercise, Build Something, Do a Puzzle, Squeeze Then Relax My Muscles (like Rocks and Socks), Ask for Help, Stretch, Do Yoga, Gratitude, Think of a Happy Memory or Place, Reed a Book, Look at Feel-Good Pictures, 4 Interactive Breathing Boards, Push Against the Wall, Ocean Wave Breathing, Give Self or Stuffed Animal a Hug, Take Slow Breaths and Sit with Feelings, Get a Drink of Water, Help Someone, Do a Chore, Use Positive Self-Talk, Roller Coaster Breathing (also known as 5 Finger Breathing), Use a Sensory Tool, Journal, Write a Letter, Identify Feelings, Use Animal Strength Cards,

What feelings are included?

Angry, Sad, Lonely, Happy, Distracted, Confused, Silly, Worried, Sick, Surprised, Bored, Safe, Annoyed, Hungry, Disappointed, Brave, Stressed Out, Out of Control, Shy, Embarrassed, Hurt, Thirsty, Tired, Excited, Calm, Scared, Anxious, Hopeful

What names are included for this Center or Space?

Calm Corner, Calming Corner, Calm Down Corner, Cool Off Corner, Peace Corner, Quiet Corner, Rest and Return, Take a Break Station, Safe Zone, Zen Zone

How Can This Calm Corner Help Me Create a Trauma Sensitive Classroom?

More and more we are learning about the vital importance of cultivating trauma sensitive classrooms and schools. Kids need to feel safe, cared for and seen before they are ready to learn and get along with others. Warrior educators like yourself understand this... and this is why we are seeing a movement to implement safe spaces, like Calm Corners in classrooms.

Teaching children self-regulation coping tools helps the thinking part of their brain, the pre-fontal cortex, to get back on track when big emotions -which are adaptive and there for very good reasons- make it hard for kids to engage in school tasks. Many of our students need extra support in this area, often coming to school already in a reactive state of fear, worry & chronic stress. Until we help students manage and relate-with kindness & compassion-to these challenging emotional experiences, they will not be ready to learn the academic tools that students need to be successful in and out of school.

Can Families Use This Calming Corner Kit At Home?


What Other Counseling, Wellness, or Social Emotional Learning Resources Do You Recommend to Help My Students or Children Regulate Their Emotions?


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This resource was created by WholeHearted School Counseling™, all rights reserved. When you purchase a license, it may be used for your personal single classroom, counseling office, or home use only. If you would like to share this product with other teachers, counselors, staff, or administration, please either refer them to WholeHearted School Counseling's™ store or purchase an additional license for each adult use. You can read more details about copyright and terms of use here.

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