STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR KIDS: Free Calming Strategies Poster


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Download our free stress management for kids poster to help support young people. The detailed, adorable illustrations make it super easy to use and understand, even for emerging readers. A handy infographic that helps children quickly identify healthy ways to move through the stress cycle. Use this visual support in school, outpatient, and the home setting. Super helpful for any child dealing with stressors in their life. 

The Coping Tools for Children Are…

Each of the suggestions are evidence based, developmentally appropriate, and effective. The calming strategies featured in this SEL resource include mindful breathing, spending time in nature, and get moving and exercise!  In addition, the coping skills are to have a good laugh…or have a good cry.  On top of that, other skills include to give and receive big hugs and connect with others (the face to face kind of connection….not the “screen” type).  Of course, getting enough sleep is a must.  And last but not least, doing something that involves creative expression.

Want to support your students manage big feelings like anxiety or anger in classroom?  Our Calm Corner Kit contains pretty much all you’ll need! Looking for a stress management for kids lesson about the fight-flight-freeze stress response?  Take a look at our trauma informed Protective Porcupine and Thoughtful Turtle Brain Lesson!


So helpful in both school and outpatient setting. I am seeing more kids struggle with a variety of stressors especially from the past couple of years and this has worked so well for a variety of ages and being able to understand!

-Katherine B.

December 21, 2021, TPT Review 



I have this poster in our school hallway with many others by Wholehearted Counseling and I love how the kids go up and read it! Thank you!!

-Kristy R.

November 12, 2021, TPT Review 



This is so helpful! My daughter/s are having a hard time expressing and handling their emotions. This will be so helpful. Thank you!

-Tina W.

May 27, 2021, TPT Review