Coping Skills - Students 2

Foundational

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: As a group, look at each coping strategy. Determine if it is a positive coping strategy, negative coping strategy, or time-out strategy. Circle the respective strategy with the following colors:

  • Helpful coping strategy - red
  • Harmful coping strategy - green
  • Time-out strategy - blue
Hit someone Go to a peaceful place
Talk with a trusted adult Hurt myself
Become silent Take deep breaths
Cry Glare at people
Be with friends Exercise
Stomp feet Stretch
Go for a run Get a drink
Kick someone Throw objects
Take a walk Scream
Cuss Sleep
Think of things that make you happy Run away

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: For each number below, write a coping strategy/skill that you would be comfortable using in a stressful situation in the future. Try to get 5, but it is okay if you only have 3.

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Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. Why is Donny worried?

3. What helpful coping strategy is Donny using?

4. How do you think Chris feels when Donny yells at him?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Use a different color for each.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names or describes an action, a state, or an occurrence.

An adjective describes a noun.

An adverb describes a verb.

Example script demonstrating helpful coping skills:
Chris: Hi Donny! How are you today?
Donny: I’m very worried about my dog. She is sick.
Chris: That’s so sad. Have you tried some helpful coping strategies?
Donny: I’ve been thinking about things that make me happy, like ice cream!

Example script demonstrating harmful coping skills:
Chris: Hi Donny! How are you today?
Donny: I’m very worried about my dog. She is sick.
Chris: That’s so sad. Have you tried some helpful coping strategies?
Donny: (Yelling) Coping strategies are stupid! They don’t help me at all.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete each below.

1. List three helpful coping strategies:

2. List three harmful coping strategies:

3. List three time-out strategies: