Impulse control. Student molds play-doh into anything for 1 minute then changes it and makes something new. Then hand them a rock to change. Reminder that some things we can control, and others we can't
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Need a quick game to play with a student struggling with impulse control? Print this page, cut out the words to use as flashcards, and have the student "Stop and Think" about what the word says before saying it out loud. Relate the activity to controlling our body in the classroom.
These 17 games practice impulse control, paying attention, listening and following directions. Students focus on having to pay close attention to expectations, and override urges in order to make the most appropriate choice about their actions. Games can be conducted with small or large groups, require NO materials or preparation, and most can be played either indoors our outside.
Use the Stop, Think, then Go! game to help your students with impulse control problems. Help them identify positive reactions, reinforce the skill of "stop and think" before reacting, and help them to realize they can't control a situation, but they can control their reaction!