Help children to recognize when they start to get worked up (e.g., anxious, frustrated, disappointed, angry) and to use a variety of strategies from this calm down kit.
* “I Can Calm Down!” board (8.5 by 11 inches)
* Calm down strategy board
* Direction sheet explaining how to use and customize the product & helpful hints
* Calm Down Strategies Poster
* Emotion/Feelings Cards (2 by 2.5 inches)
* Emotion/Feelings Poster or can be cut into smaller cards
* "I Have Feelings!"
* Feelings are Like Waves
Our goal is for this calm down chart to empower children to use calming strategies. When children are able to label how they feel, they are better equipped to manage their emotions in an appropriate manner. When children do not learn to identify and deal with certain emotions, it can cause them to either lash out or retreat inward, which only exacerbates the problem.
Whether you are using this chart with one child at home or with a group of students, it is important that you introduce it before it is needed. When children are in a heightened emotional state, they have difficulty listening and comprehending.
This chart will help children to take risks and persist even when something is challenging for them. They will be able to regroup and then continue. By providing children with these calm down strategies, you will help them develop life-long coping skills.
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This product is for your own personal use. You may print, copy and change it for use in your own classroom or home. If you think a colleague or friend would like it, please send them to my TPT page.
Thanks - Amanda