Therapeutic dream catchers! Steps: 1) draw/pattern of dream catcher 2) decorate dream catcher 3) have the child write out negative emotions, triggers, or experiences. 4) trap the negative thoughts/triggers/emotions 5)have the child circle the dream catcher with strengths, positive traits, activities, and other things/people the client loves.
This wheel would be excellent to help a child figure out a coping skill to use. It is a physical activity that a child won't have to think about when doing. I find that thinking of a coping mechanism to use in the moment when one is upset can be difficult, so to have a set of coping skills already set up and a fun activity to figure out which one to use would probably be best for a child.
Emotions Color Wheel - Description: This activity is good to break the ice with any client. It is also an easy “check-in” to find out how the client is feeling and the issues he/she is dealing with at this time in his/her life. After creating a pie chart with 8 sections, the client gets to choose 8 emotions and then color in the pie pieces.