Teach children how to behave in a fun way with this playful art therapy and play therapy "Candyland Behavior Game". Children can learn how to turn behavior around and have fun at the same time.
Below is a example of the Art Therapy & Play Therapy Positive Behavior Game that has already been completed.
Materials Needed for Positive Behavior Art Therapy / Play Therapy Game Board:
Positive Behavior Printable Board Below
Directions for Positive Behavior Art Therapy / Play Therapy Game Board:
1. Give a child who needs to work on positive behavior skills a print out of the art theray / play therapy game below. It does not need to be printed in color.
Create only one goal for the child and make sure the child understands the goal. Write the goal on the game. An example of this might be, "Keep your hands to yourself."
2. The teacher, or parent / guardian, will state how many white squares the child can cover in on the positive behavior game. The child can color in the amount of squares earned for something such as a reading block, math block, recess, etc.
3. Once all the white squares are completed the child has won the art therapy / play therapy positive behavior game! Give a treat, or a reward. The child can then color in the rest of the game board.
Note: Honesty is very important with this art therapy / play therapy positive behavior game. If the child cheats and colors in more white squares than told to the game is over!
Teachers love this art therapy / play therapy positive behavior game because they don't have to do anything but state how many white squares the child can color in.
Parents have also had success with this art therapy / play therapy game at home! This game helps children learn to self-regulate.
Make more copies and play the game over and over with a different reward each time!
Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended for trained licensed mental health professionals and school certified mental health professionals to use for their clients / students at their own discretion.
*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.
For any other type of mental health emergency call your local 911 / Police Number immediately.
Dr. Stangline does not offer advice / suggestions to anyone who is not a professional mental health provider, or a student who is studying this field and has questions about mental health programs of study.
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