Anxiety Management and Coping Skills SEL Classroom Lesson for School Counseling


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

Fun and Engaging


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Looking for a super fun and engaging anxiety lesson that your students will be talking about for the rest of the day? This fun, low-prep, classroom lesson will keep students engaged and give them the tools they need to feel less anxious. This counseling lesson uses a brain-based approach to explaining anxiety and empowers and prepares students for the changes that they feel when experiencing anxiety.

I have taken care of all of the planning and prep for you! This classroom guidance lesson is aligned with ASCA and CASEL standards, and it includes a detailed counselor script, outline, suggested answers, and extension activities.

Lesson Includes:

  • Counselor's Guide including ASCA and CASEL aligned objectives
  • Detailed Outlines with scripts, suggested student answers, and extension activities
  • Mindfulness Icebreaker
  • Beach Ball Toss Discussion
  • Parts of the Brain art activity
  • Cut and Paste Reflection
  • Data Collection Tool: Pre and Post Lesson Self-Assessments

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Benefiting Students
Students will develop skills they can use at home and in school to help them feel more in control of their emotions and less anxious. In addition, they will improve their communication skills and gain a better understanding of how they can better handle their challenges and frustrations.

At a minimum, this lesson allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-esteem through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.

Saving Time
This lesson is designed to be very low-prep and ready to use as is without any editing.

Who is This Lesson Designed For?
This Anxiety Classroom Counseling Lesson is designed for students in grades 1-6.

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