Self-Control Counseling Group Wiggle Worms, Impulse Control, Behavior Management


Primary (PK-1st)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

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This elementary school counseling impulse and behavior management group helps young students learn new self-control strategies using engaging and fun activities! Wiggle Worms is a ready-to-use 8-week self-control group that includes outlines set to ASCA Standards and Objectives. This self-control group is perfect for younger students who struggle with impulse control and behavior management. Students will learn to identify self-control strategies and how to apply them in their everyday lives.

Group Outline

Week 1: What is Self-Control?

Week 2: Why is Self-Control Important?

Week 3: Choices and Consequences

Week 4: Self-Control Strategies

Week 5: Self-Control Strategies Continued

Week 6: Self-Control in Action

Week 7: Thinking Before Speaking

Week 8: Self-Control Review

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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.

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

 Outlines: Weekly, easy to follow, outlines with objectives to meet ASCA Standards and Objectives.

Games & Activities: A wide variety of games and activities each week including dice games, BINGO, interactive worksheets, awards certificates, social stories, and icebreakers.


Each week students will learn self-control skills they can use at home and school to help them establish and maintain healthy impulse control. In addition, they will improve their communication skills and learn how to practice thinking before speaking.

At a minimum, being in the counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-control 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 included self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, and parents, or in your program report.

Who is this Group Designed For?

Wiggle Worms is designed for younger students (K-2) but it can be modified to use with a more broad age range.

Looking for a group for older students? Check out this upper elementary and middle school self-control group - Calming The Storm.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amanda L. says, "The group of students using this resource loved the variety of activities, especially incorporating Freeze Dance into the lesson! As a counselor, I like the feelings check in! The little Wiggle Worms Lunch Bunch have so much fun and LEARN self-control in an engaging way."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amanda W. says, "I used this resource with a small group of 1st-grade students who were struggling with impulse control and behavior difficulties in the classroom! I LOVED every component of this resource! The kids were excited to come to group each week because they loved all the activities!! My favorite part of this resource is all of the movement related activities and games!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jessica W. says, "This has been one of the best groups I have done this year. I ran 4 sections of it (because these groups need to be small!) and they all loved it. Some of the students are needing a bit of a refresher, so we are revisiting the activities and they are loving that too!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Janet G. says, "I can't sing the praises of this group enough! The kids loved all of the activities. I was worried they wouldn't be able to sit still for long enough to complete the activities but they were very engaged. I think the icebreaker activities in the beginning were super helpful! My kids even loved the name of the group. : )"


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