Downloadable Activity: Take Out the Trash (13 & Counting: Rescue Me)

Tamara Zentic


Students will identify ways to stop a negative or harmful thought with this exercise from Tamara Zentic's 13 & Counting: Rescue Me? This lesson will give students the opportunity to realize self-control allows them to be able to stop negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts. 

This exercise is recommended for grades 3 and up.

Materials needed

  • Writing utensil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Smelly trash in a trash can
  • "Cube Template" handout (provided as a PDF)
  • Boys Town Social Skill, "Stopping Negative or Harmful Thoughts"

An email address must be provided to obtain the activity.

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