Fairfield Infant School

Everyone is valued and learning is fun

Trick Box

Welcome to our Trick Box Page which will help parents to understand the aims of Trick Box and how it works.


Trick Box helps children to;


  • Recognise and manage emotions
  • Develop mindful awareness around mind - body connection
  • Build awareness and choices around body language signals
  • Create confident, mindful decision making
  • Set and achieve positive goals
  • Develop communication skills to enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Problem solve and create solution thinking
  • Create intrinsic motivation and the confidence to try new things in new ways
  • Develop a positive mind-set building long-term resilience and autonomy


That sounds like a lot of hard work but all of the above skills will be introduced and reinforced through sequential 15 minute habit forming trick’s taught every Tuesday using simple, child friendly trick cards.


In order for you to support your child in embedding these skills there are sets of small trick box cards available for you to purchase from the school at a cost of £5.  Each card has a stick character depiction of the skill for ease of recognition on the front and a brief explanation of the trick on the back.  There is no expectation for you to purchase the cards, they are simply a resource that can be used to support your child at home if you wish to do so. We will also post the tricks as they are taught on the school website so you can talk to your child about them and encourage them to use the tricks.


We will also be run 4 parent Trick Box Workshops which will enhance your own personal skills and allow you to support your child with the tricks.  Each Workshop will run for 3 weeks and will cover the following topics:


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You can choose to attend all 4 or just 1 or 2.  If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact me through the school office.


We hope that Trick Box will provide the children at Fairfield with the tools they need to manage their own emotional and behavioural challenges as they grow. 


Thank you


Abby Chambers

Child & Family Support Coordinator