Ideas for creating regulation strategies and tools for a school playground or outdoor space.
Using the blue playground cog as a planning tool, this school created an outdoor “blue cog box”. Staff and pupils looked at each symbol or phrase in turn and discussed how pupils could carry this out with in the playground. For example, to encourage deep breaths, bubble wands were selected; for doing something different or exercising, a space hopper and hula hoops were included; to promote mindfulness or stillness, chalks, magnifying glasses and bug boxes were added; to enable children to be with a friend, partner activities and games for two or three players, like tennis were chosen; and for those who needed to be alone, some individual activities, like skipping ropes were included.
Have a look in to the box: