Coping Skills Clip Wheels

Need a fun way to help children understand and deal with their emotions? Particularly anger management? Kids don’t always know how to deal with these different emotions, this is why they will often express emotions in the wrong manner such as physical violence, shouting or even bullying. Help kids develop their social skills and deal with their emotions with this fun coping skills clip wheel.

FREE behavior management clip wheel for kids to develop social skills and learn how to cope with big emotions. Great for the classroom or at home!
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Materials Needed:
There are two coping skills clip wheels. Choose to print both or only one on large A4 or A3 landscape paper. Laminate the wheels and cut them out. Place them at a ‘time out’ place dedicated to quiet time in your classroom along with some colored pegs or clothespins.

Coping Skills for Kids – Social Skills

Students will learn about 20 coping skills they can use when they are experiencing big emotions. This is a great way to introduce kids to ‘big emotions’. And why we experience them and hence normalizing these emotions so that kids feel ok about experiencing them. Kids often retaliate if they are shown that expressing anger will result in punishment.

This is a great way to teach social skills. The way I use these wheels is when a child acts out, I will ask them to tell me how they feel and why they feel this. Then I would encourage the child to go and find the coping skills wheel and read a task you want to do right now to cope. Then use a peg to clip it. While they are in the time out zone actually doing this task, I will check on them in a few minutes to be sure they are calm. This usually works.

There are 20 coping skills they can choose from, of course you could use one at a time or both for more options.

This post was contributed by:

Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

1 comment:

  1. In a classroom environment, I don't know how well some of these would work. Chewing gum is not encouraged in my preschool classroom, some classrooms don't have a class pet, have an apple, etc. Great concept not so great choices!