Fill a film canister 1/2 full of water. Place 1/2 Alka Seltzer tablet in it. Snap the lid on quickly. Place the canister lid down on a table. Stand back and watch it pop. We all know what it feels lilke to bottle up our anger. We can feel a lot like those canisters; we buckle under the pressure and can release our anger in an explosion. But when we leave the lid off, or deal with our anger appropriately without lid) we won’t explode so easily. Note: you can label the canisters with other emotions. Note: I have found that the white translucent canisters are best because their lids release properly. There are all kinds of other interpretations you can create for this activity.
by Deb Calderon