Control Freaks and FLEXIBLE THINKING Techniques: Jenga® Game

Rated 4.86 out of 5, based on 63 reviews
63 Ratings
Mental Fills Counseling Tools
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Mental Fills Counseling Tools

What educators are saying

Helpful resource for teaching flexibility. I didn't use as Jenga pieces, but instead used them to facilitate discussion.
Also included in
  1. Bundle includes all Mental Fills' ADHD and Executive Functioning products:Included Products• ADHD Game for Inattention and Disorganization: ATTENTION Alien Abductors• ADHD and Executive Functioning Weekly GOAL Planner• ADHD and Executive Functioning Weekly HOMEWORK Planner• Control Freaks and FLEXIB
    Price $45.45Original Price $50.50Save $5.05


The purpose of this Jenga® game is to introduce radical acceptance and the practice of flexible thinking. These important executive functioning skills will be of social benefit for rigid perfectionistic thinkers and children that respond to anxiety by controlling others. Excellent resource for children with ADHD or Autism.

The Jenga® paper slips provide situational and behavioral examples to prompt discussion and to provide opportunities to share personal experiences in the shoes of the "control freak," as well as the shoes of the person being impacted by rigid behaviors. The paper slips to be glued on the wooden blocks introduce the following examples:

CONTROL FREAKS- a rigid behavior caused by anxiety.

CHANGE OF PLANS- an unexpected trigger that causes anxiety, like a transition or loud noise.

GO WITH THE FLOW TECHNIQUES- a brain break activity to practice flexibility.

When playing, before the Jenga® tower falls over, players need to fill up the “Go With The Flow” worksheet with "control freak" wooden blocks that each match a flexible thinking technique. Once matched, players are encouraged to mentally rehearse their flexible thinking. The player that fills their worksheet up before the tower falls wins the title, "flexible thinker."

Detailed directions and alternative ways of using this resource included in the product. You can purchase the fun Jenga® games at your local retail & toy stores, or go online to,,,, and many others to find JENGA®. All rights reserved. TM and ® signify US Trademarks; Pokonobe Associates owns the trademark to JENGA®.

For additional products that address flexible thinking, save 20% on the ADHD and Executive Functioning BUNDLE.

Related Products

Anger Self Control Fortune Tellers

Anger Self Control-O-Meter Poster

Anger Self-Control Activities: Cones of Regulation

Recess Self-Control Jenga® Game, Craft, and Poster

SELF-CONTROL Alien Abductors: Game for Executive Functioning & Social Skills

Taking Space: Personal Time Outs for Anger and Self-Control Game

Copyright © Mental Fills. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one user is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. See product file for clip-art and font credits.

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up