Grades: K thru 5
Item Code: SQUASH


Squash It!

By: Robert P. Bowman

A Unique, hands-on SEL game using adorable, squishable characters. It includes 10 squishable, individually wrapped animal characters, 10 character description cards, and 42 situation cards that help children to explore and practice solving social and emotional issues using personal strengths.

Each individual squishy character has a unique personal strength. Choose one from the jar along with the card that describes this character. Then introduce this character by reading the card aloud. Next, randomly choose a situation card and read it. Then brainstorm how someone might handle this situation using that character’s strength. If they cannot think of a solution with that strength they can choose another squishable character that they think might work better.

42 Situation Cards on the Following Topics:

  • Worry
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Coping
  • Conflict
  • Friendship
  • Grief/loss
  • Empathy
  • Frustration
  • Sadness
  • Self-esteem
  • Resiliency
  • Peer Pressure
  • Impulse Control

Instructions include other ways to play.

Child Safety and Cleaning - These mini mochi squishy toys are made from safe and non-toxic soft TPR material, suitable for children 3 years and up. They can be rinsed with water and cleaned with mild hand soap when they are dirty. Sprinkling corn starch on the toys when they are dry and gently rubbing it off with a paper towel will make them less tacky.

ISBN: 9781598502589

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