Dear Little Warriors and Families!
Calming strategies are ways to calm ourselves down and ways to make ourselves feel better. We also call these coping skills or calm down strategies. We will feel better overall if we continue to practice our calming strategies all of the time. These are strategies that we can use now and in our future as well. They are simple, fun and creative ways to calm down and make ourselves feel better!
Little Warriors: Challenge of the Day
Practice These Calming Strategies with your Family Each Day!
Calming Strategies & Activities: May 18th-May 22nd
Monday, May 18th, 2020: Welcome to Mindful Monday!
During Mindful Monday, we are really focusing on keeping our mind and body calm by using these cool, fun, creative and easy calming strategies!
For today's 1st calming strategy: Practice your breathing with this fish! Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLbK0o9Bk7Q Ask your family to join in too!
For today's 2nd calming strategy: You can practice the Starfish Yoga pose! Look below! Ask your family to join in too!
PRETEND TO BE A STARFISH!
How to practice the Starfish Pose: From a standing position, step your feet out wide. Lift both arms out to your sides and above your head, with your fingers spread out.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020-
Today's calming strategy: is gratitude or being thankful.
We may not have everything we need or want during this time, but we have to try to be thankful for what we do have during this difficult time.
For today: Draw a picture of one small thing that you are grateful for today! You can also write about it or draw a picture AND write about it!
Of course you can write or draw about more than one small thing you are grateful for today!
We are using so many calming strategies today! Talk to a family member about the calming strategies that we are using today!
Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 Welcome to Wellness Wednesday-
During Wellness Wednesday, it is important to remember that we need to keep our minds and bodies healthy! We can use calming strategies to help keep our minds and bodies healthy! It is so important that we live healthy!
Today's calming strategy is: Dancing!
Follow along with the video and Dance, Dance Dance! Click here: https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/dance-dance-dance
Ask your family to join in too! Stay safe, stay healthy and have fun!
Thursday, May 21st-
For today's calming strategies: Let's sing and dance with the Trolls!
Click below to listen to: "Get Back up Again"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_vt-pXs5Q Enjoy! Ask your family to join in the fun!
Friday, May 22nd It is Pay it Forward Friday!-
Today and everyday let's Pay it Forward with KINDNESS!
Remember Kindness makes us feel happy and calm and others will feel happy too!
Enjoy this AWESOME VIDEO ABOUT KINDNESS! Click here to watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXsz52IW1u8&feature=emb_rel_end
Today we will Practice Kindness at home and we will keep practicing all weekend long!
Here are some ideas of how to practice Kindness at home!
Be the "I" in Kind at home, in the neighborhood and in the community today, all weekend long and all summer long!
(Watch the video above)!
Calming Strategies for Summer Break!
- READ! READ READ!
- Spend time with your family!
- Listen to calming music!
- Taking care of your pets!
- Spend time with your pets!
- Practice Breathing Techniques!
- Being Thankful!
- Playing outside!
- Have a dance party with your family!
- Keep practicing and doing your favorite calming strategies!
Resources and Links for Little Warriors and their Families:
How to talk to your Elementary Student about the Coronavirus
18 At-Home Ideas to Keep Kids Busy And Entertained during the time at Home!
Square Breathing (Remember: You can practice breathing with any shape)!
A Letter from Kid President: A video to make you smile! The Power of YOU!
The More You Know Commercials:
Watch as NYC Claps and Cheers for Essential Workers!
TO OUR HEROES, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US!