Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Angry Volcano

An effective  and helpful visual for anger is to make an angry volcano.  There are several different ways to do this activity, from the easy and quick to the very messy!

Help your client recognize and compare their boiling anger to a volcano.  This is a way to help them recognize when they are about to blow, therefore helping them be more aware of their emotions leading up to angry outbursts. This visual seems to be an easy one for kiddos to understand and relate to.

Then give them a visual to support this concept, while keeping their attention.  Who doesn't love volcanoes?
Now that you have named what can make you explode, how do you calm back down, or avoid exploding to begin with?

Here are a few different ideas to help with an explosive anger concept.

Trusty ol' paper and markers (or paint)
Build with play-dough
Go outside and hike up a hill
Vinegar and baking soda in a bag
Or this cool soda experiment found on Pinterest!

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