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Thanksgiving Cheer


Feeling a little fowl? Use this flyer with tear-off punny compliments to spread some Thanksgiving cheer.. Thanksgiving break is almost here, and you can make it! While we're sure your students are thankful for you and you’re thankful for them (most of the time), we can all get a [...]

Thanksgiving Cheer2018-12-11T13:32:51+00:00

Monster Feelings! Halloween Social Skills Activity


Happy Halloween! Time for some spooky social skills! This Monster Feelings activity includes printable dice with emotion words on one and Halloween creatures on the other. Students will roll the dice to see which emotion their creature is feeling, then draw a picture, write a story, or act [...]

Monster Feelings! Halloween Social Skills Activity2018-10-17T11:52:30+00:00

Include Everyone: An Activity to Teach Compromise


Do you explicitly teach compromise in your classroom? This worksheet has students compromise on activities to make sure everyone in the group is included and can enjoy the activity. A few years ago I was trying to meet up for dinner with two of my teacher friends while we were [...]

Include Everyone: An Activity to Teach Compromise2018-10-02T10:16:59+00:00

People Watching


In this  activity, students will become social detectives, observing people’s body language and facial expressions in public spaces to figure out how they may be feeling. I love people watching. While I usually avoid the mall, it’s definitely the best place to people watch. You’ve got teens being [...]

People Watching2018-05-11T14:52:22+00:00

Think Before You Speak: Helpful, Hurtful, Not Helpful, or Kind?


This activity will help students think before they speak, considering whether their statement will be helpful, hurtful, not helpful, or kind. (And FYI, while this activity shows characters from our middle school game, Hall of Heroes, it can certainly be used with upper-elementary students, too!) Superheroes in training [...]

Think Before You Speak: Helpful, Hurtful, Not Helpful, or Kind?2017-11-30T09:58:28+00:00

Charades for Kids: Feelings and Empathy


Understanding how another person may be feeling in a given situation helps children be able respond with care and kindness. This activity will help student identify different emotions that their classmates will act out. Students Will: act out different emotions; use clues to identify others’ emotions. Materials: chalkboard, white board, or smartboard; Empathy poster Pre-Discussion: Begin [...]

Charades for Kids: Feelings and Empathy2017-06-19T10:06:32+00:00

Perspective Taking Activities: Find the Airplane


Perspective taking activities can help improve critical skills like empathy and communication. In this activity, with the help of a partner, students will work together to find an item in the classroom. Students Will: See things from a classmate’s point of view and use explicit directions to help her find [...]

Perspective Taking Activities: Find the Airplane2017-10-10T08:29:45+00:00

Helping Others Activity


Have y’all seen that TV show What Would You Do? They set up hidden cameras and then have actors do something controversial to see how unsuspecting bystanders will respond. They’ve had episodes where a customer verbally abuses a cashier, teens peer pressure a friend to take steroids, a [...]

Helping Others Activity2017-06-22T12:31:46+00:00

A Bullying Lesson Using Apples


I’m sure most students could tell you that bullying is bad, but we all know bullying still happens in our schools every day. How do you impress upon your students that words can cause as much pain as punching or kicking? One idea is to teach a bullying lesson using [...]

A Bullying Lesson Using Apples2017-06-23T15:26:38+00:00