The Worry Box: A Ritual for Anxiety, Worry, and Nervousness

All of us experience fear, nervousness, worry, and anxiety to some extent on a daily basis. Because of this, it is important to have a real or mental list of available coping strategies to use for when you need a little help. A fun and simple ritual activity that you can add to your currentContinue reading “The Worry Box: A Ritual for Anxiety, Worry, and Nervousness”

The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends: Interactive Scavenger Hunt

Create a scavenger hunt using the book, The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends by Brittany R. Jacobs, to build social skills. Appropriate for elementary age but games are suitable for all ages!

Candy-go-Round!

“Candy-go-round” is a fun, interactive “getting to know you” game perfect for breaking the ice. Each person in the group will receive a packet of Skittles. Other items can be used as a substitution to candy such as colored beads. Instruct each person to open their packet and sort their candy by color-advise them toContinue reading “Candy-go-Round!”

Guess that Emotion: Mask Edition

Going back to school this fall (in whatever capacity is safest for your family!) is sure to bring up a lot of concerns for both kids and parents. There are a whole new set of challenges present, and kids are in need of fun and easy methods to help them get back on track andContinue reading “Guess that Emotion: Mask Edition”

Directive Art: Building Open Communication and Active Listening

Struggling to find activities that translate well in telehealth? Me too. Here’s an activity that I’ve discovered during my countless hours of telehealth research. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It works. To see exactly how the activity is done, watch the video below! Directive art is amazing for telehealth because you (the artist) are the onlyContinue reading “Directive Art: Building Open Communication and Active Listening”

Crafts About Change: Positivity Butterflies

Working through a metaphor is the perfect way to give kids some distance from their problems while still addressing them. This activity utilizes the metaphor of the butterfly to symbolize growth and change. Kids will be able to get all of their negative thoughts or worries out, and then learn how a bit of work,Continue reading “Crafts About Change: Positivity Butterflies”

If You Were A Superhero…

“If You were a Superhero” is a fun activity that can be used for a variety of different purposes. It encourages imagination, creativity, story-telling, and may even provide eye opening insight for caregivers or therapeutic facilitators based on the child’s creation and the story they build around their superhero.  You can take this activity aContinue reading “If You Were A Superhero…”

Emotional Intelligence Skill Builder: The Game of Walking Emotions

As children, our learning processes often follow a similar track: start small and simple, and then add detail as our intellectual and physical capabilities increase. For example, once we know the colors of the rainbow, we are more equipped to understand where teal and maroon fit in the color spectrum. The same thing is trueContinue reading “Emotional Intelligence Skill Builder: The Game of Walking Emotions”

Road Trip Games That Actually Teach Life Skills

Got a road trip coming up? Maybe you don’t even have a long car ride, maybe you just are looking for a fun way to kill some time. My husband and I recently have spent A LOT of time in the car. So what better theme for a vlog than games you can play inContinue reading “Road Trip Games That Actually Teach Life Skills”