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”

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”

Easy Daily Mood Tracker

When COVID-19 and Summer clash, what do you get? The ultimate schedule disruption! I don’t know about you, but when my schedule is off, I feel it. Although we don’t want every moment of our lives to be scheduled, having a daily schedule can be one of the most helpful things we do for ourselvesContinue reading “Easy Daily Mood Tracker”

I-Spy Jars

I-Spy Jars are a fun and affordable way to create a “grounding” technique tool for any and all ages. Whether you or someone you know is dealing with emotional dysregulation, or you just need a “brain break”, an I-Spy jar can help bring you back to the present moment or help you practice staying inContinue reading “I-Spy Jars”

Using Story Cubes to Explore Roles

I love stories. Stories have the power to hold our hopes, our fears, and to make sense of the world around us. The stories your child creates have meaning. As a drama therapist, I naturally lean towards creating original stories with my young clients. One way that works particularly well for me in my practiceContinue reading “Using Story Cubes to Explore Roles”

Sensory Bottles (Calm Down Jars)

Sensory Bottles, also known as Calm Down Jars, are fun and easy to make for any age! You can personalize your Sensory Bottle by adding different types of objects and decorations inside of it in order to truly customize it and make it your own! Sensory Bottles can be used as a grounding technique toContinue reading “Sensory Bottles (Calm Down Jars)”