Supplemental Resources for Impulse Control

Anger Iceberg

Anger Iceberg

Recommended Grade Level: Upper Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Emotion Regulation and Impulse Control Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Anger Iceberg Worksheet PDF (Available when logged in to our Centervention educator account). Anger Iceberg Lesson Instructions An Anger Iceberg lesson is a great way to teach students about managing their emotions and understanding the underlying causes of their anger. Here are the four steps: Introduce the Anger Iceberg Start by explaining the idea of an anger ... Read more

Impulse Control Activities for Kids

Impulse Control Activities for Kids

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Impulse Control, Communication Duration: 45 minutes Materials: Impulse Control Activities for Kids Lesson Instructions Explain to your students that having to start over in these impulse control activities is similar to what happens when you interrupt others in conversation. If you’re always interrupting, the conversation has to start over, and you lose the momentum you’ve built with the other person. And even if you don’t interrupt, but you lose ... Read more

Brain Breaks For Kids

Brain Breaks For Kids

How Do Kids Take a Brain Break? It can be a good idea to intentionally plan a brain break mid-lesson, roughly every 20-30 minutes, though frequency can vary by age. When you plan ahead, you may avoid the slump of disengagement and can also seize an opportunity to get creative with the activity. There are three general styles of brain breaks that all apply to the end goal of providing brief respite from rigorous learning ... Read more

SEL Books

SEL Books

For obvious reasons, we hope that you use our online social emotional learning interventions to help your students practice and improve their social emotional skills at their own pace; however, we know that it helps to reinforce learning with additional resources like printables, worksheets, group activities, and SEL books and games.

Social Emotional IEP Goals

Social Emotional IEP Goals

Social Emotional IEP Goal Bank We understand that you want to provide your students with the greatest possible chance for success in meeting their IEP goals. To help out, we’ve assembled a list of 10 frequently cited Social Emotional IEP goals as well as actionable objectives to include with them. Best of all, we’ve linked ready to go lessons and printables to each objective and provide additional resource suggestions to extend learning, giving you time ... Read more

Responsible Decision Making Lesson

Responsible Decision Making Lesson

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Empathy, Impulse Control Duration: 30 minutes Materials: (Available when logged in to Centervention educator account) Responsible Decision Making Lesson Instructions Note: The grade ranges provided serve as guides. Read through the materials carefully, and begin or end wherever feels appropriate for your group of students. Tell students that today you will be revisiting the classroom rules. Have students list the rules together. As each rule is named, ... Read more

SEL Skill Printables

SEL Skill Printables

You can show an ongoing commitment to social emotional learning by recognizing students who demonstrate good or improving SEL skills.

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom for SEL

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom for SEL

If you’re providing remote instruction this year, you may have seem images where educators create a personalized virtual classroom that they share with students during online meetings. These classroom images are easy to make and they help students feel more connected even when they are learning from home. In this tutorial, we’ll provide step-by-step directions for how to create a Bitmoji Classroom and we’ll use a variety of posters and books focused on social emotional ... Read more

Social Emotional Learning Journal

Social Emotional Learning Journal

Additional Resources Books

Goal Setting Worksheet

Goal Setting Worksheet

Recommended Grade Level: All SEL Skill(s): Emotion Regulation, Impulse Control Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Instructions For Goal Setting Worksheet Prompt:  “What does it mean when someone says ‘good luck!’ or ‘you’re lucky?’ Some people think that finding a four leaf clover can bring you luck.  Today we’re going to learn how we can make our own luck!   If you have a dream or a goal, the best way to reach that goal is to make ... Read more

Stay Focused Worksheet for Students in Elementary School

Stay Focused Worksheet for Students in Elementary School

Materials: Prompt: “Today, we have an important job that I’m excited to share with you!”   * Hand out paper with Owlivia’s birthday picture * “Owlivia the owl is having a birthday party with cupcakes with her friends at a special school called Zoo U.  Owlivia is SO EXCITED about the party and cupcakes she can barely sit still, but the party isn’t until the very end of the day.  Sometimes it can be hard to ... Read more

Following Directions Worksheets

Following Directions Worksheets

Learning to follow directions is an important skill for all students to master, and by the time students start Kindergarten, they should be able to handle simple 2 to 3 step instructions. Still, the school environment is a busy and exciting one, and even older students can benefit from activities that support listening to, and complying with, instructions. To help, we assembled several following directions worksheets. Following Directions Worksheets This fun pack is themed on ... Read more

Socially Appropriate Behavior Worksheet for Elementary School Students

Socially Appropriate Behavior Worksheet for Elementary School Students

Why Students Struggle With Impulse Control Kids may struggle with impulse control or self control for two different reasons: a skill deficit or a performance deficit. In the case of a skill deficit, a child honestly does not know the right socially appropriate behavior. Impulsive behaviors like tantrums, hitting, grabbing toys away from others, etc. may be common at home. They may lack good role models for this skill, seeing siblings or parents act impulsively. ... Read more

Holiday Printables for Social and Emotional Learning

Holiday Printables for Social and Emotional Learning

When a holiday is coming up, it can be hard for everyone to remain focussed amid the excitement. We’re here to help! As the calendar turns and anticipation builds, our holiday printables will take your students beyond traditional coloring sheets and word searches, keeping them engaged, learning, and having fun! Whether they’re practicing non-verbal communication with jack-o-lantern expressions, healing hearts with thoughtful Valentines, or spreading a little cheer with compliment strips, students will benefit from ... Read more

Game Guides: Informational Posters for Zoo U, SS GRIN, and Hall of Heroes

Game Guides: Informational Posters for Zoo U, SS GRIN, and Hall of Heroes

These are informative posters for three of our most popular programs: Zoo U, SS GRIN, and Hall of Heroes. In addition to our core social and emotional skills, our games also encourage resiliency. Most students won’t get it right on the first try, and that’s more than okay. They’ll build their skills the more they play and practice the scenes. These posters remind students to have a growth mindset while using the programs, and provide ... Read more

Critical Thinking Worksheets

Critical Thinking Worksheets

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Communication Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Critical Thinking Worksheet Printable One, Printable Two Critical Thinking Worksheet Instructions Explain to your students that just because someone said something, or a situation appears a certain way, doesn’t mean it’s true. A fact is something you know is true and you can prove is true. An assumption is something you think is true, but you might be wrong, or you don’t ... Read more

I Have Who Has Game of Actions and Consequences

I Have Who Has Game of Actions and Consequences

Recommended Grade Level: Upper Elementary and Middle SEL Skill(s): Impulse Control Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Actions and Consequences Cards Actions and Consequences Lesson Instructions Here’s how it works: You’ll print and cut out the cards from the printable and shuffle them up. Give each student a least one “I Have” card and it least one “Who Has” card. If you have a small group, you may want to hand out multiple pairs of cards. Choose ... Read more

Positive and Negative Consequences

Positive and Negative Consequences

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Impulse Control Duration: 30 minuntes Materials: Think Ahead printable

Freeze Game Activity

Freeze Game Activity

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Impulse Control Duration: 30 minutes Materials: Freeze Game Activity Instructions Begin by asking the group if they can think of a time when they were tempted to do something that they knew they should not do. Give the example of seeing a freshly baked plate of cookies, but being told by a parent to wait until after dinner to have one. Explain that they would smell the cookies and ... Read more

Circle of Control Worksheet for Students

Circle of Control Worksheet for Students

Recommended Grade Level: Elementary SEL Skill(s): Emotion Regulation Duration: 30 minuntes Materials: Circle of Control Worksheet Directions Prompt: Gather students and tell them that today they are going to talk about what it feels like when things are in or out of our control. Ask students to define control. Accept answers and say,         Control is when we are able to choose or decide what happens. Can anyone tell me when things feel ... Read more