Talk it Out I-Message Puzzles Activity

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1st - 3rd
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Of all of the conflict resolution strategies (or Kelso’s Choices), Talk it Out or I-Messages or I-Statements are my absolute favorite. These puzzles are an engaging way to practice these and are both hands-on and visual! Pre-readers/emerging readers can still use these because they include visuals for each step. It is such an incredible tool in promoting a positive classroom climate, teaching problem solving, and developing healthy social skills.


6 emotions pieces (sad, mad, frustrated, disappointed, worried, and confused)

• 15 problem (“When you…”) pieces

• 10 solution (“Could you please…?”) pieces, one generic and 9 specific

• Template board

• Easy prep version with fewer cuts!

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