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My Piggyback Idea: Getting-to-Know-You Activity... Write one question on each color of the beach ball (use a bigger beach ball). Children answer the question that their right hand lands on. If they land on the question again, the group has to remember what his/her answer was to that question... encourages active listening. You could play this in small groups of 4-8 or as a whole class during the first week of school.

put yourself in their shoes game - family home evening kit

Learn How To Make A "Feelings Bottle" Put "Your Feelings" In A Bottle Feeling Bottle (Identify Feelings)

FAVORITE PSYCHOTHERAPY TECHNIQUE: Muffin Tin Feelings Toss by Pam Dyson: I like this technique because it’s engaging and active and it’s a great way to help children talk about various emotional states. Watch the technique come alive on Pam Dyson’s YouTube channel:

Activity to Toss Away Anxieties or other Strong Emotions Can be used with older kids too if done with a bit of humor...

House / Tree / Water / Sun / Moon / & Animal Drawing. his activity is similar to House/Tree/Person but goes to a deeper level of self awareness due to adding the sun, water, and animal. This is a fantastic way to use art in play therapy.

Turn The Page For Play Therapy Activities

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This conversation Jenga game is another great way of adapting an existing game into something more specific for your classroom. Write a question that students must answer every time they pull a piece. You could even have your students write their own questions as well.

Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues - Robyn Hart, Judy Rollins - Google Books

Adventures Within Relaxation and Guided Imagery CD

Batman Following directions game. Free download. for a student who's special interest is superhero's or batman

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50 Activities and Games Dealing With Anger