75 Free Social Emotional Learning Activities

Welcome to our Social Emotional Learning Activities page. Below you will find free resources – lessons, activities, and printables – in the following skill areas: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation.

These resources are age-appropriate for elementary and middle school students and are typically used in a classroom or a small group setting. And in most cases, if materials are required for the activity, they are items that you already have in your classroom or office.

As you will see below, many of the SEL activities and lesson plans include characters from our game-based, social emotional learning curriculum. And if you are using, or plan to use the online games, these activities will reinforce the learning that occurs during gameplay.

Note: You may reproduce or reuse these lessons with students via other platforms like Google Classroom as needed, and if appropriate, please share this page on your school website so other educators may also benefit. We add new lessons on a regular basis, so make sure to check back frequently.

Emotion Faces Worksheet

Emotion Faces Worksheet

Using the emotion faces lesson and printable worksheets below, you will help your students evaluate facial expressions and associate those ...
Student Strengths Lesson

Student Strengths Lesson

Self-awareness is a crucial social-emotional skill, and awareness of our personal strengths helps us build confidence and prepares us to ...
Anger Thermometer (Lesson and Printable)

Anger Thermometer (Lesson and Printable)

Everyone feels angry from time to time, and it can be an overwhelming emotion. Like other emotions, anger comes in ...
Gratitude Jar for Kids

A Gratitude Jar for Kids

In a previous lesson, we introduced the the power of gratitude where students identified one thing that made them happy ...
would you rather questions for kids

Would You Rather Questions For Kids

Getting to know your students, and students getting to know eachother, can be a real struggle, and this is especially ...
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 ...
morning affirmations for kids

Morning Affirmations for Kids

During these challenging and uncertain times, it’s important to remain hopeful, and morning affirmations are a great way for students ...
Cooperative Learning Activities for Students in Elementary School

Cooperative Learning Activities for Students in Elementary School

Cooperative learning activities are a fantastic way to improve overall social and emotional learning and development, but, many students struggle with speaking ...
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 ...
Summer Worksheets for Social Emotional Learning

Summer Worksheets for Social Emotional Learning

Summer is just around the corner and there’s so much to think about! As you tie up loose ends on ...
morning affirmations

Affirmation Cards for Kids

Self affirmations are a great way to help build self esteem and overcome doubts. Instead of listening to the voice ...
mindfulness activities for kids

Mindfulness Activities for Kids

There are a wide range of mindfulness activities for kids from yoga, meditation, deep breathing, or even blowing bubbles. In ...
acts of kindness for kids

Acts of Kindness for Kids

We know that acts of kindness and small gestures can bring joy to others, and by helping others, we in ...
social emotional learning journal

Social Emotional Learning Journal

Many students may already use a journal at school to develop their writing skills, but what if we helped them ...
vision board ideas for students

Vision Board Ideas for Students in Elementary and Middle School

For students around the world, life may be a bit upside down as a result of COVID-19. The structure of ...
Emotional Check-In

Emotional Check In Worksheet

As a result of COVID-19, school life is very different right now, for everyone. Students are having to make huge ...
personal space worksheets

Personal Space Worksheets for Students in Elementary School

Most adults understand the physical boundaries imposed within general space and the importance of respecting the norms of personal space; ...
gratitude worksheet

Gratitude Worksheets for Students in Elementary School

What if we took a moment in our day to explain and teach gratitude to our kids? How would their ...

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