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How to Teach Problem-Solving to Kids (by age) – Big Life Journal
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How to Teach Problem-Solving Skills to Kids (Ages 3-14)

Whether it’s a toy-related conflict, a tough math equation, or negative peer pressure, kids of ALL ages face problems and challenges on a daily basis. As parents or teachers, we can’t always be there to solve every problem for our children. In fact, this isn’t OUR job. Our job is to TEACH our children how to solve problems for themselves. This way, they can become confident, independent, and successful individuals.

Download free poster and activity guide to support self-regulation and mindfulness practices.

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Download free poster and activity guide to support self-regulation and mindfulness practices.

FREE STEM Activity to Build Teamwork: The Longest Paper Chain STEM Activity (Free)

FREE STEM Activity: Paper Chain STEM Challenge + Digital for Distance Learning

FREE STEM Activity to Build Teamwork: The Longest Paper Chain STEM Activity (Free)

Compliment Circles: Creating a Kind & Respectful Classroom-Teach your students how to give and receive compliments. A great activity to build character for your classroom. Perfect for any grade, this character development activity is sure to be a hit and change your classroom into a kind and respectful place. width=
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Compliment Circles: Creating a Kind & Respectful Classroom

Compliment circles are one of our favorite activities and probably one of the most important things I do in my first grade classroom. They teach my students how to give and receive compliments as well as create a classroom of respect and kindness. Keep reading to see how you can transform your classroom into a compliment giving, respectful, and kind classroom. Compliment circles are something that I do in my classroom every couple of weeks. I'd love to do it weekly, and that's my goal, but…

Which fidget spinners spin the longest? Use this complete STEM Challenge to investigate fidget spinners in the classroom.
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Fidget Spinner Activities and STEM Challenge

Which fidget spinners spin the longest? Use this complete STEM Challenge to investigate fidget spinners in the classroom.

Cotton vs. Sandpaper Words. Great lesson to use with Mean Jean or using a Social Filter with the Social Thinking curriculum. social skills

Cotton vs. Sandpaper Words

In elementary school, a large part of what I do involves talking to students about the words that they use – the words that hurt, the words that help, and all the words in between. Although we do m…

FREE Growth Mindset Activity: This worksheet will ask the students to…
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Growth Mindset Activities

Encourage a Growth Mindset in your classroom with these FUN activity pack! This resource contains ENGAGING activities that help students understand and develop a growth mindset.Included:* Cut and paste worksheets: the students will cut the sentences at the bottom of the page and glue them in the cor...

Teach children to self-regulate, manage their emotions, develop self-control and self-esteem, and mindfulness with this SEL resource. Children will make their own calm down kit and stress ball. Teachers will facilitate the class learning and practicing yoga, brain breaks, and many other mindful strategies in the classroom.
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Self-Regulation, Calm Down Kit, & Self-Esteem Social Emotional Learning

Teach children to self-regulate, manage their emotions, develop self-control and self-esteem, and mindfulness with this SEL resource. Children will make their own calm down kit and stress ball. Teachers will facilitate the class learning and practicing yoga, brain breaks, and many other mindful strategies in the classroom.

Here's an idea for sending love into the universe without spending a lot of money! DIY Kindness Rocks
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Share the Love With DIY Random Acts of Kindness Rocks

Here's an idea for sending love into the universe without spending a lot of money! DIY Kindness Rocks

Valentine's Day is a great time to help kids improve their self-esteem by encouraging them to love themselves. These fun self-esteem activities can help.

Self-Esteem Activity for Kids - Kiddie Matters

A fun self-esteem activity to help children explore all the things they love and appreciate about who they are. In this self-esteem activity, kids get to complete sentence stems to help them identify things they are good at and positive qualities they like about themselves.

Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt. Teach the coping skills of mindfulness for anxiety management and concentration.
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MINDFULNESS Scavenger Hunt Worksheets: For Relaxation and Calm

Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt. Teach the coping skills of mindfulness for anxiety management and concentration.

FREE PRINTABLE! 10 tips to Parent Your #Anxious Child.  Tips by Dr. Anne Marie Albano shared with our Kidlutions' readers!  GREAT tips and a GREAT book! Super to share with parents, teachers when caring for anxious kiddos!
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Start A Fire

Get your FREE printable HERE ! You and Your Anxious Child If you parent or care for an anxious child, you will NOT want to miss this post, or this book .…

Zen Kids: Elementary Small Group Counseling Curriculum training students in mindfulness from The Counselor's Corner

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Zen Kids: Elementary Small Group Counseling Curriculum training students in mindfulness from The Counselor's Corner

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Growth Mindset Activity School Counseling Classroom Guidance Lesson

Growth Mindset Activity: This classroom guidance lesson introduces the concept of growth mindset by comparing two students: Fixed Freddie and Growth Gretchen. Students identify things they can't do YET and participate in a fun growth mindset demonstration using combination locks. Students create gro...

Over 100 pages of activities to help kids problem solve, understand their…
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CBT Activities Bundle for School Counseling | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Over 100 pages of activities to help kids problem solve, understand their…

An engaging way for students to get to know their school counselor!
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Getting To Know Your School Counselor Tic-Tac-Toe Game

An engaging way for students to get to know their school counselor!