I love to teach progressive muscle relaxation to my anxious students. It is a great anxiety reducer and at the same time teaches important body signals about what your body feels like when tense and anxious (tightening of the muscles) and when more relaxed (loosening of the muscles). Unfortunately my boys (and girls sometimes!) tend to not want to do this. So I usually have to make it fun and do so by adding an area of special interest, such as football (Chicago Bears). This increases attention and interest. The progressive muscle relaxation script is provided on each page. I like to model it first then have my student do it. Using a mirror really helps in this process as often younger kids can have a difficult time flexing and releasing muscles. At the end is a printable one page reminder. I like to laminate it and keep it handy for my anxious students. All of these exercises can be done in the classroom while still sitting in your desk.