This morning in our small group yoga time at school, we practiced relaxation skills using a spinner visual aid. This visual aid helped students to stay focused on what we were learning and was a great tool to bring attention back to the present moment when it was wandering!
Here are the materials you will need to make your own “Wheel of Relaxation:”
Doubled sided tape, two paper or styrofoam plates, scissors, permanent markers, brag, and printed out list of relaxation technique options and title page (click on links below for printable).
I made two different wheels: one for relaxation tools and one for deep breathing activities. What I love about these visual aids is that you can continually make new ones to include the skills you are teaching and practicing. And, the sky’s the limit to the type of wheels you can create, (consider wheels of guided imagery scripts, wheels of progressive relaxation techniques, wheels of yoga poses, wheels of mindfulness activities, wheels of relaxation for bedtime, wheels for relaxing in the car…)!!!!
For this “Wheel of Relaxation,” I added the following relaxation techniques. I’m including a link underneath to the corresponding blogs on this site that explain the instructions for each technique:
I do the ladybug pose and breathe in and out
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