Positive Behavior Group Lessons for Kids

This lesson for positive behavior groups in school counseling or private therapy will help kids identify with their negative behavior and turn it around to positive behavior. They will also have fun doing this positive behavior group!

Positive Behavior Group for Children Lesson One

(Ages 4 - 9)

Positive Behavior Training: Pick Your Jungle Animal

I use this positive behavior activity at the beginning of every positive behavior group. This positive behavior group is geared towards the elementary student, especially ages four to eight.

The rationale is that the child will pick an animal that exhibits behavioral traits that resembles their behavior.

Objectives for the Positive Behavior Group:

My client / student will adopt this animal for 4 -5 positive behavior group sessions.

In this first positive behavior group session the client / student will adopt and identify with the animal.

Materials for the Positive Behavior Group:

1 -2 packages of inexpensive plastic jungle animals

Positive Behavior Lesson Worksheet Below

Directions for the Positive Behavior Group:

1. Ask the children to pick an animal they would like to adopt for the positive behavior group sessions.

2. Once the child has adopted the jungle animal of choice ask them to draw a picture of that animal.

3. After the animal is drawn on the worksheet below ask the child to answer the questions on the worksheet either verbally, or by writing it down.

Note: The drawing process will help the child bond and identify with the animal.

Allow the child to take the animal home after the positive behavior group sessions have ended.

Note: It is often helpful to translate the animal in the "Dictionary of Symbols".

This translation can be useful when trying to figure out what the goal of the behavior is.

For instance, a child who chooses a lion will want power. The child who chooses a giraffe will want attention.

The "Dictionary of Symbols" will help you in the translation.

Positive Behavior Group Worksheet 

My animal is a:______________________________________

I am going to name my animal: ____________________

This is what I want to teach my animal about positive behavior:

A goal I have for my animal is:

Draw a picture of your animal on the colored sheet below: 

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