Teaching emotional regulation to students provides them with the tools needed to be successful in school and in life. Have fun reviewing and mastering any self regulation/ behavior/social curriculum (How Does Your Engine Run™, PBIS™, SEL™, ZONEs of regulation™…) with this Coping Skills Alphabet and Bingo Boards digital packet.
Created by a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, the ZIP file will be available electronically immediately following payment.
What Is Included with the Coping Skills Alphabet and Bingo Boards Packet?
Students can learn 26 ways to cope with stress and get themselves back to baseline and ready to learn.
Coping Skills Alphabet includes: Apologize, Blow Bubbles, Count to 10, Draw, Exercise, Fidget, Be Grateful, Help others, Imagine a happy place, Journal Writing, Kind acts, Laugh, Music, Nap, Observe Nature, Problem Solve, Quiet time, Read, Sing, Think Happy Thoughts, Understand another point of view, Visit a Counsellor, Walk, eXhale, Yoga, Zap Negative Thoughts.
This digital page includes:
- 26 ABC coping skill cards in black and white and color.
- 6 coping skills bingo boards for small groups (with and without words)
- coping skills bingo board templates and pictures for students to cut and paste to make their own color or black and white boards.
Here are a few additional suggestions to use the Coping Skills Alphabet and Bingo Boards Packet. Laminate cards and boards for multiple uses. Play games with the cards so students can get familiar with the pictures.
When playing bingo, call out the strategy and talk about what it might look like. Students who are not able to find the correct picture can be shown the card.
Cards from the Coping Skills Alphabet can be used in multiple ways:
- Use as a game and draw cards during class or therapy sessions to practice and discuss. Can also be used as ABC identification as both lower case and upper case letters are included.
- Make 2 sets and use cards as a memory game or go fish.
- Use cards as calling cards for bingo game.
- Place appropriate choices on a key ring or in a jar in a calming corner of the classroom for students to use when they need to take a break.
More Emotional Regulation Activities:
Self- Regulation Triggers and Calming Tools
Sort and Match Emotions and Self Regulation Strategies Activity
Teen Self-Regulation and Emotions Adapted Book
Typical Classroom Sensory-Based Problem Behaviors & Suggested Therapeutic Interventions