Healthy Coping Skills
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Name 3 healthy coping skills.

- Read a Book

- Writing/Drawing/Painting

- Listening to Music

- Spending Time with Friends/Family

- Go for a Walk

- Deep Breathing

- Meditation

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Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill.

- Not asking for help

- Fighting

- Yelling at others

- Harming others or yourself

- Destroying property

100

It is Tina's birthday and she got the present that she asked for. How do you think Tina is feeling?

Happy

100

Dylan is going to the amusement park with his friends and he is excited about this. How can he let his friends know how he is feeling?

Hey guys I am really excited about going to the amusement park!

100

Who's nose grew longer when he lied?

Pinocchio

200

Which of the coping skills below are unhealthy.

- Getting Fresh Air

- Talking to a Trusted Friend/Adult

- Destroying Property

- Yelling at someone

- Exercising

- Playing Sports

- Taking Feelings Out on Others

- Hitting someone that you don't like

200

Eating too much or not eating enough is a healthy coping skill. True or False. 

False. 

200

John failed his math test and now he is not allowed to go on the school field trip. How do you think John is feeling?

Sad

Angry

200

Jasmine is feeling sad because her dog Bruno is sick. How can she let her mom know what she is feeling?

Mom, I feel really sad because my dog Bruno is sick.

200

How many legs do spiders have?

8

300

Healthy coping skills helps us deal with stress and our emotions in a helpful way. True or False.  

True.

300

Why are unhealthy coping skills a bad idea?

It doesn't help us deal with our emotions and it can sometimes hurt us or other people. 

300

Brian thought that his mother was taking him to a restaurant for dinner, but he comes downstairs and sees that dinner is already on the table. How do you think Brian feels?

Confused

Disappointed

300

Fiona is nervous about her audition, how can she tell her dad that she is feeling nervous?

Dad I am feeling nervous about my presentation. 

300

How many planets are in the solar system?

9

400

Mindfulness and meditation are not healthy coping skills. True or False. 

False.

400

John has a lot of stress from school. When he gets home, he yells at his brothers to get his frustration out. Is this a healthy coping skill and why or why not?

No! 

Talking with someone is a great coping skill. However, yelling is unhealthy and it may cause issues in our relationships.

400

Kelly keeps getting her math problem wrong and she does not know what she is doing wrong. How do you think Kelly feels?

Frustrated

Confused

400

Clara does not understand her classwork and she is feeling confused and frustrated. Should Clara ask for help? What should she say?

Yes. Ms./Mr. _________ I am feeling really confused and frustrated can you help me with my work please?

400

What is a group of lions called?

A pride

500

Name three things that you can journal about.

- Your Feelings (sad, happy, mad, motivated, etc.)

- Thoughts

- Favorite Activities 

- Goals 

- Future Events

- Anything you want


500

Suzie gets into an argument with her mom. She decides to exercise to calm down. Is this a healthy coping skill?

Yes! 

Exercising is a great way to calm down and relieve stress.  

500

Tony has a big part in the school play. The whole school and his family are at the play to watch him perform. How do you think Tony feels?

Nervous

Anxious

500

Allison is feeling angry because she believes her best friend, Judy is ignoring her phone calls. Should she talk to her friend about how she is feeling? What should she say?

Yes. Judy, I am not sure if you are ignoring my calls or not, but it is making feel angry that we have not been able to talk in a while.

500

What ocean is off the coast of California?

The pacific ocean

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