In this Stop and Think sheet, students will match a set of actions with their respective reactions or consequences. I have a friend who uses the word “spicy” to describe when anyone has an attitude. “I had a customer that was really spicy today,” she’ll say. Or, if [...]
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This activity is a good way to teach students how to cooperate. Students working in pairs will be given two halves of the same drawing. They will need to use good communication and cooperation skills to describe their part of the drawing to their partner. In the end, [...]
Prep No prep necessary. This is a great calming or coping tool to use when students need to cool down after an active lesson, are having a stressful moment, or need an emotion regulation strategy. Use the video and the worksheet together or separately. Approximate Activity [...]
This is a great calming activity or coping tool to use when students need to cool down after an active lesson, are having a stressful moment, or need an emotion regulation strategy. While based on the active rest between each Zoo Academy assessment scene, geared towards K-1 students, this [...]
This communication activity shows students examples of expressing feelings in an argument without blaming the other person. There can be a lot of tension surrounding expressing feelings, especially if you or the other person lack certain communication skills. We all can have a tendency to blame the other person [...]
Superheroes are role models, meaning people look to them to see the best way to act. As a superhero, it’s very important for you to understand your impact on others, including the impact of your words. While this worksheet is based on a mini-game in Hall of Heroes, which [...]
Prep Following directions activities are a way to build critical skills in impulse control, and this activity is a Zoo U twist on the classic game Simon Says. Students will follow “Principal Wild’s” instructions to make different movements with their body, such as hopping on one foot [...]
Prep Cooperation games are a great way to teach teamwork and strategy. In this activity, students will practice their cooperation skills to make sure everyone “catches Lester,” or touches a ball, in the shortest amount of time possible. Click here to download the Teacher Lesson [...]
These printables are great for Valentine's Day, encouragement during end-of-year testing, or positive reinforcement any time of year! And our 2019 versions include images from our new K-1 game, Zoo Academy. Perfect for your youngest students! Download the Valentines here.
In these worksheets, scaffolded by grade level, students will identify positive and negative expressions and emotion words to successfully navigate a maze to the finish. Deciphering the meaning of other’s positive and negative expressions can be difficult, especially when someone is saying one thing out loud while their [...]