Calming down pack – Item 208


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Calming down resource pack for pupils to learn different coping strategies for emotional regulation.

This consists of:

  • 24 Posters to put in your calm down area or classroom
  • 24 Cards to put on a key ring as a reminder
  • A 25 Page workbook to go through the strategies
  • An example planning sheet
  • A blank planning sheet

Calming strategies include the following:

  • Breathing
  • Beanbag
  • Exercise
  • Squeezing and stress ball or playdough
  • Walking
  • Yoga or mindfulness
  • Counting
  • Thinking happy thoughts
  • Listening to music
  • Drinking water or washing hands in cold water
  • Pushing against a wall
  • Reading a book
  • Playing with something
  • Talking to a friend
  • Talking to an adult
  • Writing down your feelings
  • Getting busy
  • Drawing a picture
  • Kicking a ball
  • Hugging someone
  • Riding your bike
  • Ripping paper
  • Telling yourself to Stop and think
  • Thinking of what to do to feel better.

You can download an example planning sheet below. This includes the first strategy. There is a blank planning sheet in the pack so that other strategies can be taught. You don’t have to do all 24 but choose the ones you think the child or children will respond best to.

Download: Example lesson plan and blank calming down free

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