Calm Down Cards (Visuals for Kids)


12 printable visual calm down strategy cards for kids. A perfect tool for implementing a designated cool-off space! (See Tantrum Response Plan to learn how)

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 Tantrum 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:

  • Count
  • Happy Thoughts
  • Drink Water
  • Stress Ball
  • Stretch
  • Music
  • Draw
  • Play Dough
  • Get a Hug
  • Daydream
  • Read
  • Play Dough

Tip: Young children may benefit from first narrowing down the number of choice cards presented, particularly if they are new to coping skills.

Best Calm Down Visual Cards for Young Kids by Such a Little While


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