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10 Ways to Calm Down: A Free Printable Poster

Here is a fun poster that can be used to hang in your classroom or print out for kids.  These are 10 tips to help kids deal with strong emotions.

10 Ways to Calm Down Free Printable Poster

Click to download the free PDF10 Ways to Calm Down

The download is sized at 11″ x 14″ but you could probably easily choose to fit to 8.5″ x 11″ in your printer settings.

Here is the backstory behind why I made this poster.  I am a Girl Scout leader and I was looking for some fun things to do with my troop this summer.  I came across someone who was selling fun badges based on the the movie Inside Out.  The movie has characters that are the emotions in a girl’s head:  Joy, Disgust, Anger, Sadness and Fear.

The badge requirements are to do different activities based on the emotions.  Brilliant!  I found a printable booklet online and adapted it for the girls.  I wanted to change some of the pages around and insert some of my own.  I added some coloring, activity and matching pages, plus some additional text.  I can’t post it here because so much of it was from other websites.

I found some other activities related to emotions as well which I am going to try with the Girl Scouts group.


Calm Down Yoga:  I’m not a big fan of yoga, but I thought these stretches were easy enough.  This website also gave me the idea for the calm down list.  She has her own printable version too (I could not insert it into my booklet I was making for the girls, so I decided to make up my own list.)

Active Emotions Game

Emotions Match Up Game

List of Emotions

Art Therapy Ideas

Here are a few of my favorite books about emotions and feelings:

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Glad Monster, Sad Monster has spawned some fun art projects.

When Sophie’s Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt takes place in an art classroom.

My Many Colored Days also lends itself to many artmaking possibilities.

Do you have any fun activities or art projects about EMOTIONS?  What other books are good for learning about feelings?

Thanks for reading and I hope you are feeling happy today!







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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.

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