SOCIAL SKILLS
ROLE PLAY
Feelings
Coping Skills
Practice
100

A friend has borrowed something from you and hasn't given it back. What can you do?

Talk to him, Use I-statements, share your feelings

100

You and your sibling disagree on picking up a mess. Act out how you can handle this in a safe and calm manner.

Negotiate, share feelings, think of options

100

How might you feel if someone accidentally messes up your project in class?

Frustrated, angry, mad, calm

100

Name two ways to calm down when you feel angry or frustrated

Take deep breaths, go for a walk, wall pushups, squeeze something

100

Progressive muscle relaxation 

Squeeze a lemon, stretch like a cat, hide in turtle shell

200

Your friend is playing with a videogame that you really like. You ask to see it and they say no. What can you do?

Find another video game, talk it out, use I-statements

200

You get into an argument with a teacher about an assignment. Act out how you can take care of this in a safe way.

Use I-statements, ignore, walk away, deep breaths, ask teacher for help.

200

Name 6 emotions

angry, sad, frustrated, annoyed, happy, excited, embarrassed, silly, tired, hungry, lonely, shy, ecstatic, upset, disappointed 

200

True or false: Writing, drawing, coloring, painting, and playing are healthy ways to deal with strong emotions

True

200

Practice two breathing strategies

Lazy 8, stuffed animal, sphere, bubble

300

Someone in class wants to be your partner for a project. You don't want to work with them. What can you say?

Share how you feel assertively and respectfully, help them find a different partner

300

You are asked to clean your room and you don't feel like doing it. Act out how you would handle this in a calm manner. What would help if you need to do it?

Use I-statements, share feelings, negotiate. Use coping skills to calm self down to be able to complete the task.

300

Show me what anger looks like for you

Identify body sensations, scale, thoughts

300
Talk about a coping skill that is helpful for you
Rollercoaster breathing, PMR, drink water, count to 10, talk to someone, coloring
300

Mindfulness exercise

energy hands, butterfly breathing

400

Someone in your class bumps into your desk and knocks everything over. How can you respond?

Take deep breaths, possibly ask them to help pick it up

400

You're feeling frustrated and want to throw something. What else can you do? Act it out.

Share feelings, take deep breaths, walk away, tell an adult

400
True or false: all feelings are helpful

True: emotions are messages from our brain and body about how we feel about a situation

400

You notice your friend is feeling sad and he asks you what he should do. What do you say/do?

Talk to them, draw about it, play, talk to an adult

400

Think of your peaceful place

Close your eyes and describe in detail

500

Your friend gave you permission to use their Hulu password and you lost the password. Your friend is really upset with you. What would you do?

Take a deep breath. Apologize. Understand their feelings. Ask what you can do to help them feel better. 

500

You are excited about a new TV show you found and want to share about it to your family, but they are currently busy. Act out how you can handle this calmly. 

Use coping kills to help self be patient- breathing, distract yourself. Ask when they will be available or ready to listen to you. 

500

What happens to our brains when our emotions get out of control?

Flip our lid, emotion brain takes over and thinking brain takes a break

500

Why are coping skills helpful?

They help to get better control of our emotions, so you can make healthy decisions, healthy for our brain

500

Grounding exercise

5, 4, 3, 2, 1; mindful smelling, mindful eating

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