Winter Counseling CBT Lesson – Helpful vs Unhelpful Mitten Match
This is a fun, engaging and creative craft activity lesson which encourages a positive growth mindset for children by focusing on self-love and self-talk. Children are to match unhelpful thoughts with the corresponding helpful grounding thought. This activity will help to encourage children to reframe thinking patterns from negative to positive.
We all have thoughts. Some thoughts are “helpful”. They make us feel confident, happy and brave. Some other thoughts are “unhelpful” and they can make us feel worried, nervous, sad or angry. Throughout this activity, you will explore helpful and unhelpful thoughts and how they impact you. Learning to reframe thought patterns is a powerful life long skill that builds self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:
– About this resource
– What are helpful and unhelpful thoughts
– Reframing Negative Thoughts Worksheets
– Examples of Unhelpful and Helpful thoughts
– 15 sets of mitten matches (unhelpful vs helpful thoughts)
THIS MINI LESSON IS A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR COUNSELING OR SEL LESSONS! GREAT FOR INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP WORK.