This resource includes two variations: calming strategies & discussion starters. Each have versions in both a spinner and dice format. These spinners and dice can be used during mat sessions to discuss the different emotions and the strategies that can be used. Students can consider different situations when they felt these different emotions.
As a whole class you can introduce the spinner or dice version and pair an emotion to the appropriate strategy. The students will learn about strategies they can use to help regulate their emotions.
With the discussion starter, you can discuss various situations when your students may have felt particular emotions by asking them the questions on the spinner/dice.
Once the students have an understanding of how to use the resource, they can then work in pairs or small groups by spinning the spinner or rolling the dice and asking each other the questions.
This resource makes up part of the overall Your Teacher’s Pet Creature Emotional Regulation approach to introducing self-regulation skills. While it works great on its own we always recommend pairing it with a Your Teacher's Pet Creature and our other related resources.