Memory Game: Breathing Choices

Memory Game: Breathing Choices

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Memory Game: Breathing Choices

Conscious Discipline’s four core breathing techniques shut off the body’s “fight or flight response,” allowing children and adults to calm themselves and choose effective responses to conflict and upset.

Of course, practice is required for these techniques to become second nature. With the Memory Game: Breathing Choices, you can review S.T.A.R., Balloon, Drain and Pretzel with your children or students through play. If you practice active calming with children when they are calm, it will become easier to access these skills in moments of upset.

Age

  • 3 and up

Helps with

  • Self-regulation, active calming, learning breathing strategies

Use

  • Helping children learn the Conscious Discipline breathing strategies through play

Format

  • Instructions and six single-sided color printouts

Materials

  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Printed Breathing Choice cards

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Examples of this Resource in Use:

To learn more about Conscious Discipline’s four core breathing techniques, visit Shubert’s Classroom in Shubert’s School and click on the S.T.A.R. page. There, you’ll find photo and video examples of the four main breathing exercises.