Coping Strategies Task Boxes for Hands-On Social Emotional Learning Activities

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Use these coping strategies task boxes to practice social emotional learning skills in a hands-on and interactive way! Skills targeted include matching, identifying, and choosing coping skills. A total of 12 task boxes are included, each with 12 cards. These would be an ideal way for educators to target social skills and emotions to students with autism or those who need strategies for managing their emotions.

Coping strategies highlighted in these task boxes include: taking deep breaths, coloring, using positive self-talk, listening to music, yoga, reading, counting, taking a walk, and more. Students will explore different coping strategies and then choose strategies that best meet their individual needs.

Why Teach Social Emotional Learning Skills

Social emotional learning skills help kids and young adults learn how to manage their emotions, develop stronger relationships, understand their own strengths and weaknesses, develop empathy for others, and learn to make positive choices. These skills are foundational for social and emotional well-being. In particular, coping strategies are the skills that helps kids and young adults manage their emotions on the spot.

Prep Work

Step-by-step directions with photos are included to make setup and prep as easy as possible! Educators will prep each task box by printing, cutting, and laminating each set. Some boxes require velcro while others only need clothespins or paper clips as markers for the correct answer. A directions page is included to make it easy for students to know what to do. The answer keys are glued or taped to the bottom so students can easy check their own answers. Just place the set in a crate, bin, or craft box and you are ready to go!

How to Use

Students can use each task box independently or with partners to practice coping strategies skills. Students just follow the directions included and complete each task in the box. Some tasks require matching coping strategies illustrations to a card, finding a photo to match a particular coping strategy, answering yes and no questions, and more.

Table of Contents

• Educator Guide

• Directions

• Task Box #1: Understanding Coping Strategies (boys)

• Task Box #2: Understanding Coping Strategies (girls)

• Task Box #3: Answering Questions (yes/no) with Illustrations

• Task Box #4: Answering Questions (yes/no) with Photos

• Task Box #5: Matching Coping Strategies

• Task Box #6: Matching Coping Strategies

• Task Box #7: Identifying Coping Strategies

• Task Box #8: Using Coping Strategies

• Task Box #9: Using Coping Strategies

• Task Box #10 Using Positive Self-Talk

• Task Box #11: Choosing Coping Strategies

• Task Box #12: Choosing Coping Strategies

Note that both color and black/white options are included.

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