Activity 1 

Grounding Exercise

Grounding strategies help us to reorient to the present moment when our worries get too big. They help us to connect with our environment in the here and now when our minds are imaging future scenarios.

Name 5 things you see.

Name 4 things you hear. 

Name 3 things you can touch.

Name 2 things you can smell.

Name 1 thing you can taste.


Bonus: Name something in your immediate environment that is each color of the rainbow. Activity 2 The Incredible Power of Yet

Questions to think about while watching: 1. What should you do if you are stuck on a project, math problem, or other learning? 2. Think of a time you were afraid to ask for help. Why did you feel afraid? 3. Why is the word "yet" so powerful? Think of a "yet" moment in your life and discuss it with someone at home! 4. What can you say instead of "I can't do this?”

Activity 3 Pizza Breath

1. Imagine that there is a scolding hot pizza on a plate in front of you.   2. What type of pizza is it?  Do you have extra cheese, sausage, pepperoni, or pineapple?  Imagine your favorite pizza.   3. Your belly starts to grumble.   4. First you need to cool the pizza off.  Take a deep breath in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth.  Cool off that pizza.   5. Breathe in and blow out one more time before you take a bite.