Practice stress management techniques with your students with this set of 4 worksheets, which form a stress management toolkit for reference.
Stress Management Coping Skills for Kids
Stress is becoming more and more common in our students – between assignments, after-school responsibilities, and family obligations; it is easy for our students to feel pulled and stretched too thin. With stress in students climbing at an alarming rate, it is so important that we teach our students how to manage their stress.
Use this instructional guide to teach your students 4 different stress management techniques they can use at school or home!
Students will learn how to relieve stress using the following 4 techniques:
- Guided Imagery
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Self-Soothing Senses
- Positive Affirmations.
Each page explains a different technique, provides step-by-step directions on how to perform the technique, and then a series of questions for students to answer after performing the technique.
This resource is great to incorporate into a self-management lesson during your Social-Emotional Learning block or as a small-group lesson for students struggling with stress. Once you have practiced the technique with your students, have them put it in their social-emotional folder to pull out the next time they feel overwhelmed or stressed.
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version.
This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a teacher in North Carolina and a Teach Starter Collaborator.