Run Away Pepper Trick ` Put water in the pie plate, sprinkle pepper all over it, then drop liquid soap and watch the pepper "run" to the edge. Take away question: What can you do to attract (rather than repel) friends?
A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.
As a part of a classroom guidance lesson on anger management, I use these "Cool Down Ice Cubes" to discuss ways to cool-off our anger before an explosion happens! This lesson and these ice cubes are a HUGE hit with the students!
First, blow some bubbles and, as expected, the kids pop them. Then, challenge them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act.