Field Trips
Identifying Feelings
Coping Skills

What day of the week did we go to the Topeka Zoo?



True or False: The Cup-Stacking activity challenged teams to use their communication skills to stack cups using string and rubber bands.



What was the main characters name in the movie "Inside Out"?



Name your favorite coping skill

Any coping skill named is a correct response :)


What is Self-Esteem? 

Self-esteem is liking and believing in yourself. Self-esteem means you feel good about yourself. You can feel proud of what you have done and see the good things about you.


How many games of bowling were we able to play at Royal Crest Lanes?


What was the game Changing the Leader?

Hint: One person went into the hallway

All members sit in a circle. Have one member step into the hallway who has to guess who the leader is. With the members who is left in the room pick a “leader”. The leader will perform specific actions, like clapping their hands, tapping their head, etc. All the other members will have to follow this leaders movements Bring the other member in the hallway back into the room and their goal is to try to guess who the leader is (they get three tries).


True or False: We used an iceberg to explain the layers of the feeling of anger

True! We made anger icebergs to explain what other emotions might be hiding under the anger. Anger is a complicated emotion and it is hard to understand at times. It often is a protector or mask for other emotions that we all feel. Sometimes it is easier to feel angry instead of ashamed, embarrassed or hurt. Our subconscious wants to protect us so it sends us into defense mode, which is why we get angry. 


We played kickball to practice coping with...

Losing a game 


What was the positive self-talk shield activity protect us from? 

Hint: On the shield we wrote positive self-talk statements such as "I can do this"

Our negative thoughts


What type of plant did we plant when we went to The Jungle House?

A succulent


The sandwiches and hamburgers game encouraged members to use what form of communication? 

Hint: This is the game where the person in the middle of the circle gave two verbal cues with corresponding actions. Raise the right hand for sandwiches and the left hand for hamburgers.

Active listening 


What did the movie "Inside Out" explain to us?

What emotions Riley was feeling and how to identify these emotions 


Preform the "Bumble Bee Breath" coping skill

With your lips sealed firmly, take a deep breath in through your nose. Now breathe out and make a "bzzzz" sound. 


What did we do in the "SuperHero Me" activity? 

We traced ourselves onto a large piece of white paper and turned us into superheros. Our super power was something positive about ourselves! 


What was injured on the Bald Eagle at the Prairie Park Nature Center?

It's wing


What is nonverbal communciation?

Nonverbal communication is when we give information about our emotions, needs, intensions, attitudes and thoughts without the use of verbal language. Examples can include; facial expressions, hand movements, body language, etc.


What is the purpose of check-in every day?

To help members continue to practice identifying their feelings 


Preform the "Flat Tire" coping skill

-Breathe in while flexing your arms up above your head to make a tire shape

-Breathe out gently and lowering lowering your arms and making a “shhh” sound

-All of the air drains out of the tire, just as all of the stress flows out of your body


What are positive affirmations? 

Positive affirmations are short, positive statements such as “I am strong” and “I am able.” Affirmations then become mantras when they are repeated over and over to oneself, out loud or silently. When accompanied by imagining themselves as they are declaring, over time, these statements will become beliefs.


What was the name of the employee at the Lawrence Humane Society that gave us a tour?


What is active listening? 

Active listening means giving a speaker your undivided attention, listening to them carefully, reflecting on what was said and responding in a way that shows your understanding.


Do one action from the "Emotions Game" we played.

Hint: It included working out and used emotions from the movie "Inside Out".

Joy: Star jumps

Sadness: Curl up in a ball and roll back and forth

Anger: Stomp your feet

Fear: Run in place

Disgust: Make a face and wave your wave your hands


What is grounding? 

Grounding means to bring your focus to what is happening to you physically, either in your body or in your surroundings, instead of being trapped by the thoughts in your mind that are causing you to feel anxious. Grounding encourages us to focus on the things around us rather than the thoughts and feelings that are distracting/upsetting/stressing us out.


What is self-talk?

Self-talk is basically your inner voice, the voice in your mind that says the things you don’t necessarily say out loud. We often don’t realize that this voice is going on in the background, but our self-talk can have a big influence on how we feel about who we are. 

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