So that's how you play Fox & Squirrels. I'll go get the bean bags.
Robbie, come with me.
What happened here? Who made this mess?
It was Robbie!
The Recess Guardian leaves the room to get the bean bags for the game.
Robbie, I noticed you have lots of energy right now. How about we do some breathing exercises to calm down?
Robbie realizes there are no Recess Guardians in the room. He starts bouncing a ball around the room, turns over a beanbag chair, and sees a juice box on the floor and stomps on it with both feet. The juice ends up all over the floor.
I feel a bit calmer now.
The Recess Guardian returns to see the mess.
When you see a kid acting impulsively, try getting them to calm down through deep breathing, ask them to repeat instructions to help them concentrate and avoid situations that can lead the child to act impulsively (limit unsupervised free time).
The Recess Guardian and Robbie start breathing slowly and counting their breaths together.
The Recess Guardian suggests Robbie take on a leadership role to help him stay focused.
Great! Let's join your friends again. How about you lead the Fox & Squirrels game, Robbie? That might help you stay focused.
All kids should have a chance to play these games, so remember to respect everybody's differences and make everyone feel included!