I bet you are wondering what on earth a ‘Big Emotions Snow Globe’ is, right?!? Well, snow globes are those pretty little ornament thingys that have water and glitter inside them and when you shake them up, the glitter falls to the bottom of the dome like snow. They are often momentos or souvenirs collected by people when they’ve been on a holiday. I like their glittery goodness and think that they are really cool!
Have you ever noticed how our brains can feel a bit like a snow globe too? Sometimes we get all shook up and overwhelmed by big feelings like anger, sadness, worry, and confusion. This can often happen when we are having a Friendship Fire® or when we are dealing with Mean-on-Purpose behaviour. We can get swamped by those messy, tricky feelings and our thoughts and feelings just swirl around in our head, making us feel fuzzy…like being in a snow storm! When we’re in this storm, things feel so crazy that we sometimes stop making good decisions and choices.
When our head is spinning, it helps to take a few deep breaths and let our swirling thoughts and feelings settle down. Think of your thoughts and feelings like the snow in a snow globe. When your thoughts and feelings are calm and settled, you can get on with things and solve problems easily. What do you think would happen if you just sat quietly and waited for the snow storm of thoughts and feelings in your brain to settle down? This activity might help.