‘Hands are NOT for Hitting/Hurting’ Toolkit
The goal of this toolkit is to help children understand that hands are used for acts of kindness – not for hurting others. This has been achieved by creating a social story – with images of people, so that they can see the facial expressions of others. Social stories are a great way of describing specific situations and explaining other people’s perspectives.
The Pack Contains:
- Activity 1: Read the Story ‘Hands are Wonderful Things!’ – the objective of this activity is to understand that hands are used for acts of kindness (social story provided). The child would then go through these scenarios and discuss fully, so that any misconceptions are addressed.
- Activity 2: Understand How to Use Positive Hands – the objective of this activity is to explicitly teach children how to use positive hands. We can’t always presume that children understand what is, and what is not socially
- Activity 3: Understand Preventative Measures of Calming Angry Hands – the objective of this activity is to teach children methods of stopping negative actions before they happen. This is achieved, by using visual prompt cards.
- Social Story – with images, so that children can see real facial expressions
- Question Prompt Cards
- Emotion Words
- Bounce Emotional Scale Mats
- Positive Word Cards
- Over 50 images of actions using positive hands – for positive reinforcement
Safeguarding: If a child discloses inappropriate behaviour, as a result of the discussions from this activity, that puts themselves or others at risk. Report immediately, to the safeguarding officer in your setting. More information on teaching children the ‘underwear rule’ can be found on the NSPCC website. If you are a family member and are concerned over a disclosure, you must report it to the police.
Number of pages: 73