Created by a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, this Sort and Match Emotions and Self Regulation Strategies Activity is a great addition any self regulation/behavior/social emotional learning curriculum (How Does Your Engine Run™, PBIS™, SEL™, Zones of Regulation™…) for fun ways to review and master the material.
The 18 page PDF digital document will be available electronically immediately following payment.
What Is Included in the Sort and Match Emotions and Self Regulation Strategies Activity Packet?
This adapted book is a simple emotion sorting activity that can also be used to make books for individual students.
It includes the emotions/feelings and tools/strategies that can help manage those feelings to work on self regulation skills and coping skills.
Help students learn to identify their emotions and choose strategies that will help them regulate their behaviors to match the situation.
Included in the printable version: Cover page, 3 styles of sorting pages, emotion images, coping strategy images, and journal page. Images are 2 inches by 2 inches, both color, as well as, black and white are included.
How to Use the Sort and Match Emotions and Self Regulation Strategies Activity
Students can identify how they are feeling and choose activities to help them manage their emotions.
Choose how many emotions you wish to use and copy that number of choice pages.
You may need to make several copies of the templates and pictures depending on how you decide to use the resource with your students. It can be done as a cut and paste activity or emotions and strategies can be cut out and laminated. Adding Velcro can also make it more versatile.
A Journal page is included to use with images or have students draw how they feel and what strategy they could use to adjust their behavior or emotion to the situation.
Color can be added to match whatever self regulation program you use.
Other ideas for the Sort and Match Emotions and Self Regulation Strategies Activity:
- Add color the feelings/emotions that work with your self regulation program. (I.e. Green for happy and calm.) Color over the “I feel” or print on colored paper.
- Use as a way for students to choose from a calming strategy menu. Students who used pictures to communicate can begin to label/identify their emotions and make a choice of ways to regulate them as needed.
- Black and white versions can be colored by students for fine motor practice.
- Make two copies of the pictures and use them for a memory game.
- Match black and white to color. Keep one page full and cut out the others to match black and white pictures to color pictures.
- Students can use the pictures for a writing prompt and write simple I feel, I am, I can sentences.
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