Counseling Activities for Self-Regulation and Size of the Problem and Reaction


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

Fun and Engaging

Easy to Implement

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With this engaging and hands-on activity pack, students will learn new self-regulation strategies, how to identify the size of their problems, and how to practice appropriate reactions. Additionally, students will identify ways to solve their problems, differentiate between big and small problems across different situations (home, school, friends, etc), recognize their feelings when they are having a problem, and identify appropriate reactions to their problems. Students will have fun while learning this important self-regulation skill.


↠ Memory card game, identify the problem's size

↠ Matching activity, match the problem size with a feeling

↠ Coloring sheet, scenarios to match the problem to a feeling

↠ Matching activity, match the problem with the appropriate reaction


In each activity, students will learn size of the problem skills they can use at home and school. In addition, they will improve self-regulation and learn how to better assess and solve problems.

At a minimum, these activities and lessons allow students to develop self-esteem through participation.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charlotte D. "I love size of the problem resources because the kids really understand the concept. This one is fun and the students enjoyed it."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kyle A. "I loved this resource to complement Second Step lessons on the size of the problem. The lizards were perfect for continuity of learning and I was able to incorporate the language into ongoing individual and group conversations. My students enjoyed the different types of activities and the many options allowed me to reinforce the learning across multiple weeks."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kelsey P. "The activities and worksheets in this resource aligned perfectly with our zones of regulation lessons. My students were engaged and enjoyed the work!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brittany P. "I love this resource and refer back to it frequently with my class. Pairs well with Zones of Regulation."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jamie M.. "I love how colorful and easy to use it is. The concept of size of the problem is always a challenge to teach"

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