Gratitude Worksheets for Students in Elementary School

gratitude worksheet

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Emotion Regulation, Empathy Duration: 30 minuntes Materials: What Makes You Happy worksheet Educator instructions Gratitude Worksheet Instructions Prompt: “Today we’re going to talk about happiness. Every day, things happen that make us smile, make us feel good or even make us laugh.  By stopping to … Read more

Song About Feelings for Kids

feelings song for kids

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Communication, Emotion Regulation Duration: 30 minuntes Materials: Feelings Video  Role playing cards for students: print and cut appropriate number of copies based on class or group size. Optional: Reflection worksheet for each student Feelings Song Lesson Instructions Prep: Review our List of Emotions post … Read more

Friendship Traits: Making and Keeping Friends Activity

friendship traits

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle School SEL Skill(s): Communication, Social Initiation Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Friendship Traits PDF Good Friends Printable Making and Keeping Friends Activity Instructions In this activity, students will cut out the statement strips and mix them up on their desk. Students  will then read each … Read more

Think Before You Speak

think before you speak

To be honest, it can be hysterical to hear a child say something they shouldn’t. A child pointing out a pimple may not bother you, but they can be damaging when said between students. So when you start hearing your students say something that hurts someone else’s feelings, it may … Read more

Charades for Kids: Feelings and Empathy

charades for kids

Recommended Grade Level: All SEL Skill(s): Communication, Empathy Duration: 35 minutes Materials: Chalkboard, white board, or smartboard Slips of paper (optional)  Educator instructions PDF Charades for Kids Lesson Instructions Pre-Discussion: Begin by talking with the group about the importance of recognizing other people’s feelings. Explain that understanding how another person is feeling … Read more

Perspective Taking Activity

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle School SEL Skill(s): Communication, Empathy Duration: 30 minutes Materials: What Is That Cards Perspective Cards Perspective Taking Activity Instructions Prep: Print out or display on the board the What Is That and What Does This Remind You Of cards. Print one set of Perspective … Read more

Helping Others Activity

helping others activity

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Empathy, Social Initiation Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Scenario Cards Helping Others Worksheet Stereo or other music player Helping Others Activity Instructions Prompt: Explain to students that today they will try on 3 different hats: dancer, actor, and illustrator! Kinesthetic Warm Up Begin by playing … Read more

Bullying Lessons Using Apples

bullying lesson

Recommended Grade Level: All SEL Skill(s): Empathy Duration: 30 Minutes Materials: 2 Apples as similar as possible, so your students shouldn’t notice any difference Optional: Apple printable Bullying Lesson Instructions Prep: About an hour before the lesson starts, and unbeknownst to your students, firmly tap one of the two apples … Read more