Self-Regulation Counseling Group - Ready to Regulate Small Group


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

Digital Download

This is a digital resource. You will receive instantly upon purchase.

Looking for a ready-to-use self-regulation small group? Ready to Regulate is a complete 8-week self-regulation group that includes weekly outlines with objectives and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors. This resource includes everything you need to run a successful small group including self-assessments to make data tracking easy.

Students will learn which feelings and actions are associated with each color and self-regulation strategies to help regulate their emotions. They will also learn how to identify the size of their problems, appropriate reactions, and how to solve them. Additionally, students will identify their support system, triggers, and the connection between their emotions and the physical body. Updated to also include a digital version!

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Ready to Regulate Group Outline:

Week 1: What is Self-Regulation?

Week 2: Calm Down Strategies

Week 3: Positive Self Talk

Week 4: Self-Regulation Situations

Week 5: Triggers

Week 6: Size of the Problem

Week 7: Support Systems

Week 8: Review and Reflect


 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, interactive worksheets, card games, Bingo, discussion cards, and videos.

This Curriculum Includes:

  • 3 Self-Regulation Posters
  • 8 Outlines
  • 8 Icebreakers
  • 8 Lessons/Activities
  • 8 Journal Reflection Prompts
  • Digital version

Icebreaker Activities Included:

  • BINGO game (includes 10 different BINGO cards)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Discussion Cards
  • Sides of the Room
  • Think, Pair, Share
  • Matching Game
  • Card Game
  • Discussion Dice Game

Lessons/Activities Included:

  • Puzzles
  • Cootie Catcher Craft
  • Collage
  • Role Play
  • Dice Game
  • Life-size Drawing
  • Sorting Game
  • Board Game
  • Booklet


Each week students will learn self-regulation skills they can use at home and school to help them manage their emotions. The goal of this self-regulation group is for students to identify how they are feeling and use coping strategies to feel better! In addition, they will improve their communication skills and learn how to practice calm-down strategies.

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. For tips on how to organize your small groups, check out this blog post.

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?

Ready to Regulate is designed for students in grades 2-6.


*Self-Regulation Journal

*Self-Regulation Super Bundle

*Self-Regulation Board Game

*Self-Regulation Scoot Game

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