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Calm Down and Coping Skills Lap Book for Counseling, SEL, & Calm Corners

Grade Levels
K - 5th
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28 pages
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  1. This BUNDLE of 6 school counseling and SEL lap books are the perfect "grab and go" resource for educators! These interactive activities can be easily created and stored in a manila folder and can be pulled out at a moment's notice to support students with:✅ Test-Taking Skills & Test Anxiety ✅ An
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This printable, interactive Calm Down & Coping Skills Lap Book teaches students to regulate and manage their emotions. It empowers students to set a goal, identify their feelings, and choose two helpful calm down strategies. It is easily created and stored in a manila folder and hook-and-loop fastener dots make it interactive for students! Educators can keep a copy of the Calm Down Lap Book in their Calm Corner and students who need extra support can easily transport theirs from class to class.

Multiple options for cover pages - students choose the one that they like best!
✅ 4 choices for behavioral goals that students can set (to calm down, to rejoin the group, to make good choices, and to finish my work)
✅ 8 emotions cards that students can use to identify their feelings
✅ 16 coping skills cards for students to learn and practice
A back cover page that teaches 3 kid-friendly breathing strategies and how to use an I-Message
All pages available in full color and black/white!

✂️ I recommend having a manila folder and hook-and-loop fastener dots on hand to create your lap book!

❤️ Randi, a school psychologist, loves this resource and shared her experience: "I bought this resource 4 weeks ago in a desperate attempt to help a kiddo. He’s a kindergartener in our self contained behavioral program who has had significant aggression, dysregulated behaviors, and emotional outbursts. My team was trying and failing miserably using an ABA approach. I’m talking 65 instances of seclusion and restraint in 5 weeks, with instances of aggression, non compliance, screaming, property destruction lasting up to 2.5 hours. We were at our breaking point when I saw your post for the Calm Down Lap Book. We shifted our mindset and focus for him into a more mental health treatment style than behavioral. In 4 weeks, he has learned that it is okay to have different feelings, that it’s okay to express our feelings, and that there are adults to help you work through them. Now, rather than raging, he is able to express how he is feeling and choose a strategy to help him get to his goal (which is almost always to rejoin the group). In 4 weeks, the duration of behaviors has reduced to either super quick turn around or MAX 4 minute episodes of crying (no aggression). Instances of seclusion and restraint are down significantly as well. We just had a meeting with parents who were in tears over how much progress they have seen with his self regulation and ability to manage his emotions. I can not thank you enough for posting this resource. It has made an incredible amount of difference. A month ago we were talking about outplacement. Now he is included with his typical peers for about 90% of the day. Thank you thank you for creating this and sharing it. Sorry for the rambles, I’m just so happy!!!"

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Coping with Anger Digital Activity
Anger Triggers & Coping Skills Printable Activity
Anxiety Lap Book & Journal
Feelings & Coping Skills Posters

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Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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