Managing anger

What do I want to talk about? – Art therapy exercise

August 16, 2016
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What do I want to talk about? What do I want to talk about? – I saw this idea on Pinterest for American School Counsellors so have adapted for ELSAs/Learning mentors but this could also be used in class by a teacher. It is an art therapy type exercise and will get children thinking about […]

Working with Emotion cards

April 8, 2016
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There are so many activities you can do just with a set of emotion cards. This set is huge with 222 different words on small cards. Print them out, laminate them and cut them all out (yes I know it will take a while but you really can do so much with them). To make […]

How would you feel if?

February 25, 2016
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I have just given this resource a makeover and added it to the site. If you have already purchased this and have an account with ELSA Support you can log into your account and download the new version for free. Log in with your username and password, go to your purchase history and download this […]

Anger and Anxiety visuals

February 12, 2016
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Print these off and put them in your classroom. Help children to understand their emotions. What happens to their bodies when they get anxious or angry? How do they respond to their anger? What do they do? Lots of discussion to be had with these posters. Download: Anger Download: Anxiety

Change those thoughts!

February 10, 2016
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This is a worksheet to help children change negative thoughts to more positive thoughts.   Such things as: Negative: He pushed me on purpose Positive: Perhaps he didn’t mean to push me? Negative: That dog will bite me! Positive: The dog is on a lead and the owner is holding tight. It can’t bite me! […]

Anger Scale

February 7, 2016
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This little tool is ideal for a child to carry around with him or her. It will focus them into their feelings so they can judge how angry they are. Laminate, cut out and punch a hole in the semi circle and the arrow. Fasten together with a split pin. Download: Anger scale There are […]

‘Cool it game’ ideas for using

February 7, 2016
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The Cool it game – is a game about managing anger. The game will promote discussion on anger management and the recognition of anger. Anger affirmations are used along with cool it cards which give lots of ideas for calming down. The game is very positive for teaching children about their anger. It can be […]

Anger worksheet

February 4, 2016
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Just a little anger worksheet for you to work through with a child. Download: anger worksheet Also check out my ‘Anger workbook’, ‘Anger game’, ‘anger intervention’ and ‘anger intervention early years’

Target/tracking or counting beads

February 2, 2016
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I saw some counting beads on pinterest and thought how wonderful they would be for a child who is trying to hit small targets. The child could actually make their own counting beads at their first session and come up with a plan for their targets. I have seen these used in numeracy lessons and […]