Body response
Coping with Anxiety
Riddles
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety Actions
100

Finish the sentence: With anxiety, our body experiences FIGHT - FLIGHT - _________. 

Freeze!

100

True or False: deep breathing can help us calm our bodies when we are anxious

True!

100

What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

The Future

100

What is anxiety? 

Feeling nervous, worried or scared.

100

True/False: As soon as I notice my heart beating fast (even if a situation is not dangerous) I should run away

False: When a situation is not dangerous, there is no reason to run away. We can ask for help to gradually face our fears.

200

Name 1 thing that happens in our body with anxiety

Face gets hot

legs shake

heart beats fast

stomach feels queasy

breathing heavy

etc. 

200

Name 1 thing you can do when you experience anxiety

Take deep breaths

approach gradually

ask for help

face fears

etc.

200

Mr. Blue lives in the Blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the Yellow House. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House?

The president

200

True/False: None of my friends have anxiety.

False: Anxiety and Anxiety disorders are very common. About 1 in 8 kids have anxiety.

200

True/False: the only way to get rid of anxiety is to hide from all situations that make us nervous.

False: hiding prevents us from seeing that the situation may not be so bad after all.

300

What are some signs that you are anxious? Name 3.

Face gets hot

legs shake, fidgeting, bouncing leg

heart beats fast

stomach feels queasy, stomach ache

breathing heavy or hard to breathe,

head hurts, feel dizzy

300

Show how you practice deep breathing.

300

Where can you find cities, towns, shops, and streets but no people?

A map!

300

True/False: I will always have anxiety so there is no point in learning to deal with it.

False: Although you will always have some anxiety (we need some for survival!) learning to cope with it is key!

300

True/false - asking for help when we feel anxiety is a waste of time.

False - asking for help from someone we trust is important in learning to cope with anxiety.

400

Name the last time you experienced anxiety and what you did to feel better

400

Mindfulness can help us with anxiety! Let's practice!

look around the room for colors of the rainbow. Name one thing of each color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple


400

David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?

David

400

True/False: I am to blame for having anxiety.

False: A lot of things contribute to having high anxiety like genetics, brain factors, experiences etc.

400

True/False: If we experience anxiety and don't run away, it will go away on it's own eventually.

True: Emotions including anxiety do not last forever. If we allow ourselves to feel it, it will go away on its own.

500

This is what happens when our body prepares for a threat by giving a burst of energy and heightens our senses.

What is Flight-Fight-Freeze?

500

True/false - Anxiety is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs!

False- anxiety is our body's way of protecting itself. Having some anxiety is helpful. Having too much can be problematic. Learning how to cope with anxiety is key!

500

What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?

Trouble

500

True/False: Having anxiety means I am crazy!

False: Anxiety is very common. Some people experience more than others.

500

True/false: learning to run away from situations that are not dangerous is helpful.

False: when situations are not dangerous, it is important to face your fears.

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