Calm Down Kit - for helping kids to learn to manage their emotions. Love this

calm down kit

CALMING CADDY! Items to include: stress ball, Play Doh, squishy balls...to squeeze out anger. Crayons and spiral tablet...to write down feelings or draw. A calming jar...to relax. A small stuffed toy...for comfort. Visual cue cards...for deep breathing technique, keep hands and feet to self, count to 10, talk to an adult.

Help your child manage their stress by making homemade stress balls.

When the melt down is starting have student pick a calm down activity Great Visual. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at http://pinterest.com/sostherapy for therapy resources.

Kids do well if they can, but lacking the skills to problem solve, they have meltdowns instead. But punishments don’t teach problem-solving skills!

Calming Bottles

Calming Sensory Bottles Fill bottle one-fourth to one-third full with light corn syrup. Add mylar (shiny) confetti in the shape or shapes of your choice. Seal tightly using hot glue if available. Why It Is Calming Try it and you?ll see! The syrup glides down the sides of the bottle very slowly; bringing the confetti right along. No wonder this one is sometimes called a Stress Bottle! This is one of the kids crafts that is great for a child with ADHD when his or her mind seems to ...

DIY calm down jars

eye-lighter, to help with reading

Cool Down Cubes - great for students who have difficulty with anger. Using a permanent marker, write a safe "cool down" strategy on each ice cube. For example: count to ten, walk away, talk to a friend, take three deep breaths, etc. I also left a few of the cubes blank so that the students could come up with their own strategies.

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Printable Inside Out feelings journal is an excellent way to teach a child how to express their emotions.

'The Grouchies' Great book on helping kids manage their anger through positive self talk

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Frustrated Choice Board- This is a choice board for students who have the tendency to display inappropriate behaviors when they are frustrated. this would be helpful to have accessible to students when they begin to escalate. It's great for students who are verbal or non-verbal, as the visual cue helps them to make a better decision.

Classroom Organization 102 | The Teaching Excellence Program\ LOVE this idea ! I tried a sign out board last year and they spent more time decorating the board then going to the bathroom!

great ideas for sensory needs

The Miracle Belt is a great sensory tool that helps keep kids calm and focused. Awesome for kids with ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Integration Disorder

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