D Group Outline
- Draw a picture of your family. This may include more than one house, more than one parent, or any combination.
- At work discussion: What kinds of things do you like to do at mom/dad/grandma's? Where do you sleep when you stay here? Who are you friends that you see when you stay with mom/dad/grandma?
- Share Family Portraits with the group
Lesson 2: Kaleidoscope of Feelings
- Fill a large container with water. Allow students to put drops of food coloring in the water while they talk about their feelings about their parents' divorce.
- Alternative: use a mandala coloring page and color your feelings
- Blow bubbles as an icebreaker. Practice calm breathing as you slowly breathe in and blow out bubbles.
- Bubble Calm page- students write what helps them to feel calm in the bubbles on their page.
- Students practice bubble calm with bubbles. The slower you breathe, the bigger the bubbles you can make.
Lesson 4: What's Buggin' You?
- Bug Tac Toe Icebreaker
- Bug Spinners - write people that you can talk to on your spinner. Cut out arrow and attach to bug with a brad. Spin your spinner and practice what you would say to them.
- Write 8 things you wish adults would ask you about on your fortune teller
- Cut out and fold to create fortune teller and practice with group members
- Add your story to the Changing Families Binder to share with kids who see the counselor in the future