I teach pre-k. Sometimes I say, "Spring a leak!", and my children respond with "Shhhhhhhhh...". As they say their response they shoot their hands in the air and then bring them slowly to their lap making their voices softer as they go.
We also use one of Dr. Jean's Tricks:
Tootsie roll,(roll hands)
Lolly pop,(mime licking a sucker)
We were talking,(move both hands in a talking motion)
now let's stop.(make a stop signal with hands)
They will self regulate with this one.
The ideas from the video and the ones that others have posted are great! This is a good topic!
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