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.
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Make your own funny face and talk with your kids about different emotions as you change his face over and over again.
Make a Face! - Mr Printables
I LOVE this!! What a great idea! Family V-Day mailboxes - write notes to each other for a week or two before Valentines Day. Great practice for early writers! Kids can discover surprises in their mailboxes and/or have a family V-Day party and open them all together. I'm super excited to do this with the boys!
Family Mail Center
Learn How To Make A "Feelings Bottle" Put "Your Feelings" In A Bottle Feeling Bottle (Identify Feelings)
Learn How To Make A
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NFR4KuLAzc
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: www.youtube.com/...
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.
Play Therapy House / Tree / Water / Sun / Moon / Animal Drawing
Teach Kids to Think About Their Thinking -- Metacognition
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.
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Collaging a Self Portrait with Magazine Cuttings and Mixed Media
Adventures Within Relaxation and Guided Imagery CD
Adventures Within Relaxation CD - Kim's Counseling Corner
Batman Following directions game. Free download. for a student who's special interest is superhero's or batman