PORTABLE CALM CORNER: Self-Regulation Coping Skills & Mindfulness Activities

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This is great. I don't have room for a calming corner in the classroom. I love the portability of this resource. Thank you.
I have used this for many years and I love it. It helps guide students to use strategies when taking a break and deepens their self-awareness and self-regulation skills.
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Your students will love using our interactive portable calm down corner lap book! It's the perfect effective behavior management tool that's easy to transport and store. The strong visual supports help students to communicate more easily. This means most students can use the portable calm corner independently. Plus it makes an excellent deescalation tool. Best of all, using it can be a calming strategy in and of itself.


1. Students identify their feelings and the size of the problem

2. Choose and try one of the 20 suggested classroom-appropriate coping tools

3. Reflect on whether or not they feel calmer, more focused, and ready to learn.

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  • "We no longer had room in my classroom for a physical "Calm Corner," so this was a game changer. Something that can be easily handed to students when they need it." -Michelle

  • "WholeHearted School Counseling knows children! This resource takes all the pieces of what I know to do to help students regulate and puts them at the students finger tips!! AND the make the product sooo enticing and user friendly. I LOVE the graphics! Thank you for creating this portable Calm Corner!" -Jenifer

  • "This process honours kids so wonderfully! All feelings are valid and they have the power to regulate. Such a valuable process in an engaging, easy to follow process for kids to do independently. LOVE THIS!" -Jocelyn


  • Effective classroom management tool to help students with challenging behaviors
  • Individual intervention for students who need additional support with self-regulation
  • Allow students to take it to different classes
  • Acts as a stand alone Calm Corner or used as additional Calm Corner tool
  • Use as Check-In and Check-Out resource
  • Great for classroom, counseling office, Break Areas, and at home use, too!

Looking for a Digital Version? Check out the Digital Calm Corner

What's Included:

✔ Choice between full color, light color and black/white printing options

✔ Bonus "How Are You Feeling?" Posters (in 3 printing options and optimized to print in both 8.5"X11" and 18"X24").

✔ Bonus "I Feel" Checklists


What's Needed to Assemble Choice Board?

✓ Hook and Loop Adhesive Dots

✓ Paper Clips, Binder Clips, and/or Clothespins

✓ File Folder

How many Coping Strategies are Included?


How many Feelings are Included?


How Can the Portable Calm Corner Help Me Create a Trauma Sensitive Classroom?

More and more we are learning about the vital importance of cultivating trauma sensitive classrooms and schools. Kids need to feel safe, cared for and seen before they are ready to learn and get along with others. Warrior educators like yourself understand this... and this is why we are seeing a movement to implement safe spaces, like Calm Corners in classrooms.

Teaching children self-regulation coping tools helps the thinking part of their brain, the pre-fontal cortex, to get back on track when big emotions -which are adaptive and there for very good reasons- make it hard for kids to engage in school tasks. Many of our students need extra support in this area, often coming to school already in a reactive state of fear, worry & chronic stress. Until we help students manage and relate-with kindness & compassion-to these challenging emotional experiences, they will not be ready to learn the academic tools that students need to be successful in and out of school.

Can Families Use This Portable Calming Corner Kit At Home?


What Other Counseling, Wellness, or Social Emotional Learning Resources Do You Recommend to Help My Students or Children Regulate Their Emotions?


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This resource was created by WholeHearted School Counseling™, all rights reserved. When you purchase a license, it may be used for your personal single classroom, counseling office, or home use only. If you would like to share this product with other teachers, counselors, staff, or administration, please either refer them to WholeHearted School Counseling's™ store or purchase an additional license for each adult use. You can read more details about copyright and terms of use here.

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