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5. Feelings Beanbag Toss: Kids toss beanbags or balls into buckets labeled with the four zones. You can either have them name a time they were in that zone, name a feeling that falls into that zone. or give a strategy they could use to get into (or stay in) the green zone.
6. Zones Uno: Add a twist to the card game Uno. Whenever anyone changes a color they have to talk about a time they were in that color zone (or, as above, name a feeling in that zone or a strategy for dealing with that zone).
Brief Overview of The Zones of Regulation:(Leah Kuypers)
If you haven’t heard about Social Thinking yet, get thee to this site immediately! Invaluable resource for working with kids on the Autism Spectrum. Much of it can be used with neuro-typical kids too.
Dr. Greene wrote the amazing “The Explosive Child” and “Lost at School,” and co-wrote “Treating the Explosive Child” with Dr. Ablon. The basic philosophy is that children do well if they can, and when they don’t it’s frequently due to a lagging thinking skill in an area like emotional regulation, executive function, frustration tolerance, or social skills. This is my favorite because there’s a very clear format for having problem-solving conversations with kids, and if you follow the format you’re actually teaching the lagging skills at the same time you’re solving the problem at hand. Wow!
www.livesinthebalance.orgPositive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)
This site is brilliant because not only does it have lots of PBIS strategies, it’s also interactive. Teachers can enter a problem behavior exhibited by a child, and they’ll be given a menu of Tier 1 interventions that they can try. If those don’t work they get a list of Tier 2 interventions, and so on.