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Creative Solutions to Help You Settle Down

Updated: Apr 17, 2020

Hello Gardeners!

We all experience those moments when we feel worked up, overwhelmed, antsy, and a little all over the place. Previously on the blog, we've talked about grounding techniques, breathing techniques, and ways to wind down - but today we are going to look at some activities and crafts that make settling down simple and satisfying!

Have your students make #FlowerBreathers!

Any time you see a student get worked up, have them pull out their flower breather and ask them to take 10 slow, deep breaths. Using a tool like this helps kids focus on the breath because they can visualize it and it's a great way for them to practice self-regulation!

Here's what you'll need:

First, cut out and glue squares of tissue paper to cover the toilet paper tube - if you don't have time for this step, feel free to just leave them their natural color or use markers instead! Then, trace the outline of your tube on a piece of construction paper. Draw 3 small rectangles around the inside of your circle - these will act as tabs to attach to the tube.