Cope-cake activity- part of a coping skills activity packet. Make a small cupcake or a large cupcake. Helps children identify their social supports and coping skills (including positive self-talk) through a fun game.
Star Breathing- - -one of the coping skills in the Hot To Calm Behavior Reflection Pack Goal-Teach children and family breathing techniques. Offers distraction and helps coping during procedural situations.
These coping strategies can be utilized to improve a child's self-regulation skills. These strategies can be used with other self-regulation activities such as the alert program and Zones of Regulation.
A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.