Want to help your kindergarteners and first graders learn coping skills? This resource is a developmentally appropriate set of coping skills activities to help them identify helpful vs. hurtful ways of handling strong feelings and practice mindful breathing. It’s research-based social-emotional learning created specifically with primary students in mind.
Use these activities in one longer caring lesson, one or two shorter lessons, or spread out in shorter bursts for a weeklong skills focus using the included pacing guide. Designed for teachers delivering SEL in their classrooms or school counselors teaching guidance lessons.
It is ASCA-aligned and CASEL-aligned! While created to use for whole group lessons, it is also wonderful for tier 2/small group counseling or social skills intervention.
Short story to engage your learners
Movement-based whole group activity to check for understanding
Hands-on small group practice activity
Closing circle questions
Recommended book companions
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