Tool Box!

   (this one

         is about "coping"!)

THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS WE CAN STAY STRONG

AND COPE WHEN THINGS ARE ROUGH! 

This page focuses on five of those ways; Staying strong, Telling your story,

Helping others, Humor and Distraction.

Each one of these methods is a "tool" we can use when we feel bad. We want lots of "tools" in our toolboxes! Are there certain things that make you feel better?

You can add your own "tools" to the list any time!

All the coping art on this page can be done as FAMILY PROJECTS!

Click on the red words below to download and print your activity:

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1. FINDING YOUR STRENGTHS!

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We are often stronger than we think we are. These projects can help us discover things about ourselves that can help us through tough times!

 

QUESTIONNAIRE-

Answer questions to find your coping  skills!

"BEING SUPER"

Make yourself into a superhero!

 

 

 

 

GRATITUDE-

Is it ok to be THANKFUL for 

YOURSELF??

 

 

2. TELLING YOUR

STORY!

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Telling our stories helps us to understand new or unusual events. It helps us feel a sense of control even when things seem out of control. It also helps tolerate the unknown.

 

TIMELINE-

Download instructions to make a Family Timeline!

 

BE A JOURNALIST!-

Interview people in your house!

 

BE AN AUTHOR!-

Write a "HOW TO.." book on living through a Pandemic!

Dear FUTURE me!

Write a letter to YOURSELF when you're 35 years old!

 

3. HELPING OTHER PEOPLE!

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The best way to feel good about yourself is to help someone else! There are a lot of people who need help right now. 

 

 

PROTECTING POSTERS-

Make posters to remind people how to stay safe!

 

 

SENDING LOVE!-

Send a thank you or a get well wish to an essential worker or

someone you love!

 

CONTRIBUTE:

Think of something you're good at and share it!

      4. Using HUMOR!

Humor is a GREAT way to cope! Download and print a JOKE JOURNAL!

Or Use a CHARACTER LOG to create a "character"! Then go back and

 do all the quizzes and drawings in the TOOLBOX.. as THAT CHARACTER!

    (It may be pretty silly!)      

5. DISTRACTING YOURSELF!

Download and print a list of ways people DISTRACT themselves!

Add your own ideas!                                                          

Don't forget that we also cope by working through our emotions!

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