The Imaginhero™ Wet Cat Attack! Worksheet is designed for Grade K students to help them develop a self-soothing visualization for when their emotions become overwhelming.
In this worksheet, students will learn about the concept of emotional overload as having Wet Cat Brain. They will be encouraged to identify things that cause them emotional overload. They will visualize this feeling as their brain “being as freaked out as a wet cat”. Then they will learn a visualization technique that will help them calm their emotional state.
Finally, students will color and fold the Mind Flip worksheet. By flipping between the pages of the finished sheet, students will ‘dry’ their emotionally overloaded cat and help calm it.
Social Emotional Learning
This worksheet helps students develop self-awareness and self-management in line with the first of the five social emotional learning (SEL) core competencies. It can be used either as part of an established SEL curriculum or as a stand-alone activity.
Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
- Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
- Recognize and accurately label emotions and how they are linked to behavior.
- Demonstrate control of impulsive behavior.
Imaginhero is a framework to help children explore and communicate their emotions using the language and imagery of superheroes. Using techniques from mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, Imaginhero helps identify dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts and develop new, healthier alternatives.
Through imagining a situation in terms of superheroes, supervillains, and superpowers, Imaginhero helps children create a structure in which to develop their own productive, non-aggressive responses to situations they find challenging.