Grumpy Monkey Lesson Plan | Feelings, Coping Skills and Mindfulness Activities

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Grumpy Monkey Lesson Plan is the perfect lesson about feelings, coping skills and to talk about mindfulness. This is a book companion for the book, Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang. Use it with the book or visit YouTube to find a read aloud. In addition, the activities can be used without the book as well. Jim Panzee is a lovable character who learns what physical signs let people know you're grumpy and that feeling grumpy is OK. Its a great way to also talk about coping skills--and being mindful, to help change a mood. Included are discussion questions, worksheets, a Tic-Tac-Toe game, and a mindfulness walk activity.

You can get 2 class lessons from this packet of activities!


Lesson Plan to be used as a book companion to Grumpy Monkey--includes notations for dividing the lesson over several days

When I'm Grumpy Worksheet

Coping Skills For When I'm Grumpy Worksheet

Tic-Tac-Toe game

✔ Mindful Walk Worksheet and Sighting Cards

Discussion Task Cards

I Can Learning Targets Posters

Aligned to ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors

Grumpy Monkey is a great story for students of all ages to talk about feelings and coping skills


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