Calm Down Strategies and Activities | Coping Skills | Calm Down Corner

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Support your students emotionally and socially with these calm-down strategies and activities for the classroom! These best-selling social skills activities are exactly what you need to support students who are struggling with self-regulation, coping skills and social-emotional learning. An informative social story, written in kid-friendly language, provided in PDF, Google Slides, and Video versions, along with suggested lesson plans, breathing exercise cards, an engaging role-playing activity, classroom posters, individual student reference cards focusing on 15 different calm down strategies, an easy reader mini-book, activity/assessment pages, everything you need to create a classroom worry jar, and positive self-talk student notes are the perfect tools you need to teach your students positive coping skills and to create a space in your classroom where students can learn to independently manage their big feelings.

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This extra-helpful, high-interest resource includes the following printables and activities for teaching calm down strategies:

suggested lesson plans- activities mapped out over 4 days for you in a suggested plan of use

social story- A colorful social story, written in kid-friendly language focusing on:

•what it means to feel angry or frustrated

•some of the causes of feelings of anger or frustration at school

•signals our bodies give us when we become angry or frustrated

•healthy ways to handle anger and frustration

•calm down strategies that can be implemented immediately


SLIDES AND VIDEO) a comprehension check page is included with the

google slides and video version.

classroom posters- These classroom posters mirror the important points covered in the read-aloud and break them down into even simpler kid-friendly language.

student reference cards- Perfect for meeting individual student needs/provides calm down strategies both separated out onto individual cards to be put on a ring, and also a version where all strategies are together on one card

role playing activity cards- Concrete practice of skills

breathing exercise cards- Use the breathing exercise cards to teach students different breathing exercises they can do to help calm themselves down when they are having big emotions.

easy reader mini books- The social skill being focused on is further broken down in a way for students to read, review, and remember. These mini-books are printable in black and white so that the children can color them.

activity pages/assessment- Easily assess what the students have learned about the important social skills being taught.

positive self-talk student notes- Give students the tools they need for successful positive self talk with these positive student notes. Both in color and black and white.

worry jar- Everything you need to create a Worry Jar in your classroom, so your students have a place to “unload” their worries for the day.

This is a great resource to use as a whole class activity as well as for small group and individual use for students with autism or behavioral disorders, and/or students who are struggling with this topic. You won’t be disappointed with the engagement level and the results of this resource!

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