Activity

I Can Keep Calm

Strong emotions may arise at anytime and any where. This activity boosts self-awareness and management for when young learners require assistance with their feelings. Tips include: remaining calm, breathing, explaining how they feel, and stating what they need. Scholars are encouraged to act it out, think back, and reflect.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If a child does not wish to talk about their feelings, encourage them to draw a picture
  • Review the wide range of feelings and discuss physical or mental changes with each one
Classroom Considerations
  • The second of 10 mindful activities
  • Reminders of events or thoughts may trigger pupils
Pros
  • Offers two suggestions to actively address feelings
  • Stresses the importance of identifying emotions
Cons
  • None