Anger Management, Emotional Regulation & Overcoming Frustration Counseling Group


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

Digital Download

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Help elementary students better understand and overcome anger and frustration with this complete 7-week school counseling group. Steam Stoppers is a low-prep 7-week anger management small group set to ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors. Students will learn how to identify anger triggers, predict consequences, identify anger management calm-down strategies, and more!

Group Outline

Week 1: Introduction and establishing group norms

Week 2: Identify physical reactions to anger- “My Angry Body”

Week 3: Identify triggers and externalize anger- “My Angry Monster"

Week 4: Discuss reactions and consequences- “The Anger Volcano”

Week 5: Identify calming strategies- “Calm Down Strategies"

Week 6: Establish a plan to be used to combat anger- “My Anger Plan”

Week 7: Set anger reaction goals- “Calm Down Goal Setting”

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 Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms

 Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session

 Outlines: Easy to follow outlines with clear objectives and how they meet the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

Games & Activities: A wide variety of games and activities each week including flip books, interactive crafts, dice games, BINGO, matching games, interactive worksheets and other crafts.

 Self-Assessments: Pre and post group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!


Each week students will develop anger management skills they can use at home and in school to help them feel more in control of their emotions. In addition, they will improve communication skills and gain a better understanding of how they can better handle their challenges and frustrations.

At a minimum, being in the counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-esteem through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.


With easy to implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder. The self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, parents, or in your program report.

Also, make sure to track your data and compile it into an end of the year report. Here is an outline I created to make it easy!

Who is this Group Designed For?

Steam Stoppers is designed for small groups of 1-5th grade students who are struggling to manage their anger. It can also be modified to work for other grades and individual lessons.


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