Calming down

Dream Diary

May 13, 2017
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Dream Diary This Dream Diary is a result of  a post in the ELSA Group. Lots of children do have nightmares and struggle to cope. They might have sleep problems and are worried and anxious. There are lots of ways to help and one very helpful way is to help the child change their dream […]

A Spoken Relaxation – On your little boat by Isabel Brooks

February 18, 2017
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Isabel Brooks Yoga teacher and ELSA A huge thank you to Isabel Brooks who is an ELSA and Yoga teacher. She has sent this lovely relaxation for you to try with children. Isabel has her own Facebook Page which I urge you to follow. Isabel has also written another blog post on the site and […]

Melt like a snowman

December 16, 2016
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A nice calming activity reminder. Download:snowman

Make a Paper Chain

December 15, 2016
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Some ideas for using paper chains in the next few days of school before the Christmas break or for parents to use at home. Download: paper-chain

5 Star ‘Calm down’ breathing exercise

December 9, 2016
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I cannot take credit for this idea as I have seen it on Pinterest but thought I would make my own version. Hopefully it will help children to calm themselves down if stressed, anxious, angry or upset. Start with breathing in, then hold for a second, then out, then in, hold for second and so […]

What makes you feel chilled?

December 5, 2016
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What makes you chilled? Identify calming down techniques with the child. Download: what-makes-you-feel-chilled Christmas advent calendar (powerpoint) Christmas card craft Christmas worksheet pack Christmas emotion faces

Emotion bookmarks for Christmas

December 2, 2016
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Print and laminate these and the child can draw on them with dry wipe pen. They can draw the emotion face and write the emotion word. Make sure when cutting out you round off the point at the top if laminating. Download: christmas-bookmarks Christmas advent calendar (powerpoint) Christmas card craft Christmas worksheet pack Christmas emotion faces

My Christmas Mug

December 2, 2016
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Have children decorate their Christmas mug. What is in it? Hot chocolate? If so does it have marshmallows on top? Something else? What does it feel like to drink their favourite drink at Christmas time? Where do they drink their favourite drink? Are they snuggled up and warm? Is it relaxing? Does it make them […]

Take a Mindful Minute

December 1, 2016
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Christmas is hectic and stressful so take a mindful minute every now and again and bring yourself back down to being calm and relaxed. For ADULTS and CHILDREN. Download: mindful-minute Christmas advent calendar (powerpoint) Christmas card craft Christmas worksheet pack Christmas emotion faces

Worry Monster Poem

November 6, 2016
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Just a little worry monster poem Put the poem near the worry monster so children are reminded what to do. Hopefully they will feel relieved once their worry is eaten by the monster. You can put this with any worry monster or even a monster that you have made out of an old tissue box. […]