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26 Calming Strategies for the Classroom

26 Calming Strategies for the Classroom

Back to school time can be a wonderful, exciting time for some students and a frustrating, new experience for other students.  School based therapists can help students develop strategies from a sensory motor perspective to remain calm when they get angry or frustrated  A new, huge collection of visual images that includes 26 calming strategies for the classroom has just been published.

You can download the Take 10 Deep Breaths calming strategy in color or black and white for FREE.

The 26 visual images for Calming Strategies for the Classroom include:

  1.  Take 10 deep breaths.
  2. Think happy thoughts.
  3. Count to 10.
  4. Squeeze a stress ball.
  5. Do some exercises.
  6. Get a drink of water.
  7. Read a book.
  8. Rock gently on a ball.
  9. Relax on pillows.
  10. Take a walk.
  11. Listen to music.
  12. Do wall push ups.
  13. Do yoga.
  14. Play quietly.
  15. Chew gum.
  16. Write in journal.
  17. Give yourself a hug.
  18. Use the swing.
  19. Spin in a circle.
  20. Jump on a mini trampoline.
  21. Use the scooter board.
  22. Draw a picture.
  23. Lay on the ball.
  24. Sit on air disc.
  25. Balance on a stool.
  26. Go to a quiet area.

Here are some suggested uses for the Calming Strategies for the Classroom packet:

Calming Strategies Suggested Uses Posters

Hang up the full size pictures around the room for group instruction.

Calming Strategies Suggested Uses Coloring

Print out the black and white versions of the calming strategies and color them in to help the students calm down and reduce stress.

Calming Strategies Suggested Uses Calm Down Kit

Print out the small cards, laminate and put them on a key ring.  When the students need to make choices to help them calm down, they can choose between the visual picture images.

Calming Strategies Suggested Uses Choice Boards

Use the choice board page to help students decide which strategy to use to calm down in the classroom.

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