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 mom disagree on picking up a mess. Act it out.

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 mom has a new toy/game that you really like. You ask to see it and she says no. What can you do?

Find another toy/game, talk it out, use I-statements

200

You get into an argument with a classmate about an assignment. Act it out.

Use I-statements, ignore, walk away, deep breaths

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

Your mom asks your to clean your room and you don't feel like doing it. Act it out.

Use I-statements, share feelings, negotiate

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 mom asks you to clean your room and you do not want to. What can you do?

Stop, Think, Choose, take a break, deep breaths, talk it out

500

You get an assignment in class and have to work with someone you don't get along with. Act it out.

Negotiate, listen, share feelings, talk to adult if need be

500
What happens to your brain when your 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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