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Keep your garden green

Hey gardeners, have you ever found yourself stuck in the 'weeds' where all you can do is focus on how you are feeling and thinking about negative things? As gardeners, it is important to recognize when we need help getting out of the 'weeds' and back to our beautiful flowers (positive thoughts). Today's new 'gardening tool' features a very simple grounding exercise that can help you take your mind off your feelings and shift back to the present moment. Having healthy skills aka gardening tools to manage our emotions is what gardening is all about!

Keep Your Garden Green Grounding Technique (for gardeners of all ages)

-Look around and find 3 green things

-Write them down (on our activity sheet below)

-Write 2-3 sentences describing each of these object.

(No paper & pencil-no problem-This exercise can be done in your head or as a group discussion).

Scroll down to download our free printable activity sheet and scroll all the way down to download your Gardening Tool Badge to add to your Collectors Sheet.

Keep Your Garden Green Grounding Exercise For Kids Has SEL Roots In:

🍃 Helps children focus

🍃 Helps kids calm down

🍃 Encourages kids to focus on something other than feelings/emotions

🍃 Positive redirection tool

🍃 Teaches kids how to regulate own emotions

green grounding excercise for kids
Keep Your Garden Green

This Grounding Exercise For Students Is Helpful At School:

-Before or after a test

-When students seem restless

-During Morning Meetings

This Grounding Exercise For Children Is Helpful At Home:

-If your child is feeling overwhelmed

-At the end of the day

-After screen time


>> Keep Your Garden Green Free Printable Activity Sheet-For Home or Classroom-Click On The Sheet Below >>

Printable Grounding Exercise & Activity Sheet For Students



Gardening Tool Badges For Emotional Kids Toolkit -Grounding Techniques

Hey gardeners, did you do the Keep Your Garden Green Grounding Exercise? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Keep Your Garden Green Gardening Tool Badge'!

--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet

How many gardening tool badges have you earned so far? Send us an email to

You Are a Gardener® and the #PullYourweeds® Blog are rooted in empowering kids with a shared emotional language to use at home and in school through the use of our book, blog, videos, school programs, teacher services and more!

Let's dig into raising a new generation of emotionally empowered kids!


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