CBT Thought Cards and Activities for Positive Thinking Includes Google Slides TM

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Love to help your students with positive self-talk and helpful thinking and the power of their thoughts? Me too! I made this giant set of helpful and unhelpful thoughts to use with positive attitude and cognitive/CBT work with students. They can be used with individuals, in group counseling, or in the classroom. It’s a great resource for talking about positive thinking vs. negative thinking. They’re also a great partner to books like Baditude!.

*Now also includes thirty thoughts as interactive slides (PowerPoint and Google Slides TM versions). Video preview shows a portion to illustrate how they work!

These cards are created in pairs, with 45 sets of thoughts (one helpful and one unhelpful, 90 total). They are coded by category to make it easy peasy to grab the ones you need. Cards include thoughts for: anger, worry, self-esteem, growth mindset, learning/school, negative attitude, and flexible thinking.

How can you use these with students?

• Sorting (helpful vs. unhelpful)

• Matching pairs

• As an assessment tool for identifying which cognitions students need to work on

• For affirmations that students can carry

• Paired with games like Candy Land, Uno, or Don’t Break the Ice

Full color and B&W included, as well as a scoot board, sorting headers, and more directions and specific ideas for use. As I create more thoughts (looking to do more impulse control related ones in the future), this product will be updated and you’ll get a message letting you know!


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