This would be FUNNY! Dice with emotions & animals--kids have to act them out. A great rainy day game for the kids!

This would be FUNNY! Dice with emotions & animals--kids have to act them out. A great rainy day game for the kids!

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them.  Then, he challenges 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. Dustin 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..."

First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges 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. Dustin 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..."

Social Skills - Losing a game - Coping with losing a game can be tricky for some children. Use this visual to discuss what to do if they lose the game before they play it.

Social Skills - Losing a game - Coping with losing a game can be tricky for some children. Use this visual to discuss what to do if they lose the game before they play it.

Flexible thinking script - this is great... tons of ideas and a few really good videos from Michelle Garcia Winners ... she's pretty much a genius

Flexible thinking script - this is great... tons of ideas and a few really good videos from Michelle Garcia Winners ... she's pretty much a genius

Calm Down Jar    This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one!    All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter.  I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle.  Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem.  It's quite soothing actually

Calm Down Jar This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one! All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem. It's quite soothing actually

I-statements, empathy, and feelings game. #playtherapy

I-Statements, Empathy, & Feelings: OH MY! Game and Printables

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