Emotional Awareness: What Makes Me Happy

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Emotion Regulation, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Worksheet for younger students (in person, or remote) Glue, paste, or tape Scissors Worksheet for older students Emotional Awareness Lesson Directions Ask your students to think about the things that make them happy. A few examples you … Read more

Wrinkled Heart Activity

Recommended Grade Level: Lower Elementary SEL Skill(s): Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Wrinkled Heart printable Wrinkled Heart Lesson Directions Prompt for Educators: “Words can be very hurtful, and we need to be careful of what we say so that we never wrinkle another person’s heart. If someone says something mean … Read more

Eye Expressions: How We Communicate With Our Eyes

eye expressions lesson

Directions for Eye Expressions Activity Introducing the lesson Ask your students how they can communicate without speaking. They might say things like: smiling, frowning, crying, using eye expressions, hand gestures, etc. And then ask them, how can they communicate if they are wearing a mask? Explain that today, they will … Read more

Student Strengths Lesson

Directions for Student Strengths Lesson Preparation If you will be using this lesson in person, you should print out a sheet for each student and provide a pen or pencil. There is a black-and-white version of the worksheet if you would like to have students also color in the flower … Read more

Classroom Scavenger Hunt

Classroom Scavenger Hunt

This classroom scavenger hunt will help students focus on doing good deeds or random acts of kindness for others. You can choose to give a reward for good deeds completed, or even better, have the reward be feeling good for doing something nice for others!  Examples from the worksheet include: … Read more

Acts of Kindness for Kids

acts of kindness for kids

Part Two: These worksheets will help students translate their ideas into action. The two worksheets are: A brainstorming worksheet to help them think about acts of kindness and the people they care about A worksheet with cut-outs they can use to create notes to brighten someone’s day Instructions: Print out … Read more