Relaxation on the Go!
At our last monthly parenting workshop we discussed a simple do-it-yourself project to help kids with emotion management.
It goes by many names: Break Box, Breathe Box, Calm Down Kit or whichever cute and appropriately alliterative name that you so choose.
It is useful in many locations: Home, Car, Classroom, Grocery Basket, Church .
It gives kiddos many coping skill options
Bubbles can help kids (and adults) breathe deeply. So can counting to 10…that’s what the “counting straws” are for!
Somt imes when kids (and adults) are all filled up with emotions, our bodies seem to have extra energy. Playdough, a bouncy ball or a smooth stone for rubbing can help get out that extra energy without harm to self, others or property.
And other times we all just want to be heard. A notepad, some pencils or crayons and an envelope let us write or draw our feelings so we can talk about them later.
Lots of materials, one easy to carry box and…
Voila, everything fits and material can be switched out or in as desired.
Want a few more ideas?
Now add your own!