12 printable visual calm down strategy cards ideal for preschool-aged children through lower elementary grade levels.
Providing kids with choices of simple, attainable coping skills is an effective tool for implementing a designated “calm down” space! (To learn how to do this, please visit my Time-In Response Plan.)
Cards can be laminated and placed on a ring for kids to choose from. Simple descriptions are printed on each card to assist you in introducing each calm down option.
Calm Down Strategies/Coping Skills Include:
- Happy Thoughts
- Drink Water
- Stress Ball
- Play Dough
- Get a Hug
Tip: Young children may benefit from first narrowing down the number of choice cards presented, particularly if they are new to coping skills.