Trace-and-Breathe Calming Activity

Using shapes and markers, this activity teaches children deep breathing approaches to help them relax during times of stress and anxiety.

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Who It's For

Children ages 3 to 10 years old

Why It Empowers

Deep breathing is an excellent coping skill children can use when feeling a difficult emotion, including sadness, anger, frustration, or anxiety. Using shapes to teach the skill makes it fun and interactive.

What's Needed

  • Paper
  • Markers or colored pencils
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    Meet The Expert

    Shenley Seabrook

    Shenley Seabrook is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works primarily with children and adolescents in a private practice setting. She is also a foster parent and lives with her husband and daughter in Indiana. Shenley recently wrote her first children’s book, We Have the Same Heart, which celebrates diversity, inclusion, and community service.