Saturday, October 12, 2013

Flexible vs. Rigid

This cool activity helps explain to kiddos the difference between being rigid, and being flexible.  Give credit when credit is due-this activity was inspired by this Pinterest article.  
And on that note, here is how I did this activity with my 6 year old client (side note, this kiddo was a little young and struggled a little with this concept at first).

I introduced the physical difference between the flexible pipe cleaners and the craft sticks.  

We then labeled the sticks with examples of being rigid, naming ways he can or could have been more flexible in the situations.  

He then got to break the sticks while we talked about when rigid, it is much easier to snap!

Helping with this concept are some great cards that explain, as well as give great stories and examples.  Check them out!




4 comments:

  1. I'm starting with a five year old girl this week which is the youngest I've ever worked with. Any tips would be appreciated.

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    1. Start with building rapport, then building an emotions vocabulary. The little ones can be tough to teach, but just remember they are going to learn mostly through play and sensory based activities. Try our emotions page, and stay tuned for a post I'm working on, "Four things to do with a four year old client." Hope this helps!

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  2. Hoping to see the "four things to do with a four year old" post you mentioned soon

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    1. Don't fret! It's on the works : ) Thanks for checking out the blog!

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