First, blow some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, challenge them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. He refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..." I WILL USE THIS!!!

Negative words, behaviors and actions were written on heavy rocks and then added to a bucket that a child was holding to show the effects of how negative words and actions can weigh you down.

FHE object lesson: Teaching Children Not to Be Rude

Teambuilding: Tinfoil and Pipe Cleaner Challenge that your kids will love!

Self Control Bubbles - A behavior management teaching tool! Self Control Bubbles are an easy and effective teaching tool to use in any classroom. All you need is some dollar store bubbles! This file contains an explanation of how to implement this strategy, a label for your Self Control Bubbles, and 3 simple recording sheets.

One simple (and deliciously fun!) way to help children recognize and practice self control is The Marshmallow Test.

yoga visual clues for children, "smell the flower/ blow out the candle" :)

Quiet Critters - when you decide it's important for students to be quiet, pass out the quiet critters. Take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use. cute!

Good idea

CLOG-FREE Glue! Why didn't I know this?!

The goal of mind jars is that when kids are feeling out of control, they shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. It is like our minds when we are angry, frustrated, things feel impossible--our minds and emotions are all shook up. When the glitter settles, we finish our meditation. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.

Self-Control Activities for School. i especially like the starting gun game.

Peace, Love and Learning Self-Control Bubbles

Balloon Pop for End of the year

Back to School Gift for Students {Freebie} I've been bubbling with excitment to meet you.

Cute and free downloadable book about impulse control

End of The Year Class Gift. You can personalize each note with a great thing each student did to blow you away with great work

Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron: Challenges Grow Your Brain - YouTube

Classroom timeline, I am so doing this next year!!