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Coping Cue Cards Relaxation Deck©
Coping Skills for Kids

Coping Cue Cards Relaxation Deck©

Regular price $19.99

Visuals to help kids learn and use healthy coping skills!

When the kids in your life struggle with BIG emotions, you want to help them. The Coping Cue Cards can teach them new coping skills and remind them of all the actions they can take to feel better. No lectures, just beautiful, kid-friendly visuals to empower them.

The Coping Cue Cards Relaxation Deck© is a deck of cards designed to help kids learn healthy coping skills. It has 44 coping skills cards with simple calming strategies children can use to cope with stress, anxiety, and anger.

We know that not all coping skills work in all places. To make it easier, we’ve included cheerful divider cards to help you sort skills by different settings like when traveling, at school, at social events and in stores & restaurants.

Ways to use the Relaxation Deck:

  • to help kids identify which coping skills they already use and love
  • as a visual reminder to use a coping skill
  • as a way to find new coping skills to expand their toolbox
  • character cards can help open up a conversation about different ways to cope and encourage kids to think of their own ideas
  • and many more!



What people are saying about the Coping Cue Cards

"Love using these cards with my clients for self regulation." - Pat

"I am a school based counselor for grades K-2 and I use the cards in sessions to help build the child’s repertoire of coping skills." - Lisa 

"Your cards have been put to good use. :) I am a job coaching my 16-year-old son who has Autism as a mentor for other people with disabilities. They have been so useful to teach coping skills with and reinforce back to my son why these strategies are so important." - Nancy


- Created by an Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Mom of 2

- 3.5" x 5" high quality cards with full color illustrations

- Multicultural and inclusive

- Coping skills focused on the Relaxation Coping Style - using deep breathing, mindfulness and grounding techniques as a way to deal with stress, anxiety, and anger

- Each individual card features a different coping skill

- Divider cards to make it easier to sort cards for common situations (traveling, at school, at social events, or at stores & restaurants)

- Made in the USA



Are these skills different from the cards in the Discovery Deck?

YES, there are 44 different coping strategies included in this deck!

What types of relaxation skills are included?

  • A variety of ways to encourage deep breathing, like using a feather, or breathe in blue skies, breathe out gray skies
  • Grounding techniques, like 54321 grounding or touching objects around you.
  • Mindfulness techniques, like focusing on sounds or using your sense of smell.

What about the other coping styles in the Discovery Deck?

We have made a unique deck for each of the five Coping Styles. Visit here to see all the cue cards.

What age range are these cards designed for?

They are designed for ages 4 - 10 years old, or elementary school-aged kids, but older kids who respond well to visuals may also benefit as well. 

When will my cards ship?

Cards with usually ship within 2 business days, and you should receive a tracking number so you can track where your cards are.

Please note, due to COVID-19, we are still shipping physical orders, but experiencing some shipping delays. It may take a few extra days for your order to be processed and shipped, or for your order to arrive to your doorstep.

Who created these cards?

Coping Skills for Kids was created by Janine Halloran, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts who has been working with children, teens, and their families for 20 years. She has been helping children and teens build their coping skills and social skills throughout her career in a variety of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and continues to do so now in her private practice.

Are these coping skills evidence-based?

According to the American Psychological Association (2006), evidence-based practice means “the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences.” The resources created at Coping Skills for Kids are made with this definition in mind.

For more information, and links to the research, please visit:

What is your refund policy?

Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. If you are not satisfied with the cards, you may return them within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs.

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