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.
Behavior management tool: -used an old Kleenex box and covered it with duck tape. -cotton balls (20) -When a student is starting to throw a fit or having a hard time following directions you have them dump out the 20 items and count them as they put it back in box until they calm down!!
Emotions game- the kids loved these more than I thought they would! We did a whole lesson where we mimiced the emotion and where we talked about what caused the emotion. Afterwards I put them out for free choice with mirrors and a dry erase board and the students played with them for a LONG time! success!
Floating Feelings: Feeling faces drawn on ping pong balls with a Sharpie. Float in a bowl of water. Child scoops one out with a slotted spoon or tongs and identifies the feeling and a time they experienced that feeling.
RELAX Jar - Instead of counting to 10 to calm down, why not make a RELAX jar? Turn the jar until you find all of the letters to spell RELAX. Hopefully the student will get their mind off the situation long enough to calm down!