Self Regulation Strategy Cards & Desktop Choice Strip

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Used this with my Year 2 Class - very practical, simply illustrated and easy to understand. It saved me HOURS of workd, thank you!
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  1. Do you have students who are easily overwhelmed by their feelings? Who can’t think of more than one solution to a problem, or who have the same kind of huge upset reaction whether they have a paper cut or a death in the family?Emotional regulation is the most important life skill we teach. Many chi
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My students love it when I give them a special tool for their own private use. Strategy cards are visual reminders of specific things kids can do to keep or regain self-control. They give adults a way to prompt students nonverbally, and give each student choices about how he can regulate himself.

Included are 25 strategy cards for self-regulation. I've provided them in two formats: a larger one (3x5) that can be glued to index cards and placed on a jump ring for portability, and a smaller one that can be made into a student-specific choice strip to be taped to his desk. Download the preview to see exactly what I mean.

Here are some of the 25 strategies:

-deep breathing

-animal walk

-ask for or give a hug

-think about happy things

-count backwards

-lift something heavy

-go to cool-down spot

-shake a calm-down bottle

-squeeze stress fidget

-tense, then relax muscles


-ask for help

-take space

Please note that I have translated the cards and desktop strips into Spanish as well. If you purchase this product and would like the Spanish version, please e-mail me with your name and the date of your purchase. I will send it to you free of charge.

Looking for more emotional regulation activities? This product is also part of my Emotional Regulation Activity Bundle. Check it out and get a great deal on four of my best-selling products.

Finally, be sure to visit my website at to find lots of ideas for helping kids with emotional regulation.

Graphics by Rebekah Brock ( rebekah-brock), Moo & Puppy (, Molly Tillyer (, and Laurie Mendoza

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