Activity: When I Am I Can
to choose relaxation techniques
|1||metal ring / yarn (per learner)||for prep|
|1||hole puncher||for prep|
|1||box of crayons||per learner|
- When I Am I Can [Adobe Portable Document Format, 349 KB]
- Print a When I Am I Can printable (per learner).
- Cut out all 12 strips (per learner).
- Hole punch the 12 strips (per learner).
- Place a metal ring or tie a piece of yarn to hold the 12 strips together (per learner).
- The whole group holds hands and walks outwards to form a large circle and then releases their hands to have a seat.
- The educator explains that during the lesson, "We will discuss what we should do when we have different feelings. Each person can either repeat what I say or tell us something you do differently."
- Educator begins with the feeling of sad. "When I am sad, I can sing a song." Each learner has a chance to say what they should do when they feel sad.
- The educator continues to discuss each of the six feelings from the When I Am I Can printable.
- Learners go back to their desks.
- The educator rereads each of the six strips from the When I Am I Can printable.
- Then the learners draw a picture of what they can do when they are sad, happy, angry, excited, scared, or tired on the remaining strips.
- As the learners finish, the educator walks around and writes a short description of their drawing.
- Learners keep their When I am I Can flip book at their desk. If they ever need a reminder of what to do, they can flip through it.
- I am able to choose a way to relax.
- I am able to calm myself.
- I am able to remember ways to relax.