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 words

Emotion Words to Convey a Range of Feelings

It’s important that students learn to identify the degree of emotion they are feeling and use words that are more ...
circle of control worksheet

Circle of Control Worksheet for Students

Worrying about things we can’t control can be very frustrating and anxiety-inducing. Instead, we should try to channel our efforts ...
positive self talk for kids

Positive Self Talk for Kids

In this positive self talk for kids activity, students will practice battling their shadow self by reframing negative thoughts and ...
Conversation skills staying on topic

Staying on Topic Activity for Elementary School Students

Staying on topic is important if you want to have a successful conversation. Sometimes we’re not interested, but being a ...
first day of middle school

First Day of Middle School: Opening Lockers

Are your students starting to get anxious about the first day of middle school? Most kids are, and this worksheet ...
school referal slips

School Referral Slips: Something’s Bugging Me Printables

These “Something’s Bugging Me” slips can help students share their concerns discreetly, and provide documentation for internal school referral to ...
Conversation Starters for Kids

Conversation Starters for Kids

This conversation starters for kids activity will help students initiate a conversation by giving them common topics to discuss with ...
helping others activity

Helping Others Activity

This helping others activity shows students how to practice empathy in everyday situations. Have y’all seen that TV show What ...
feelings worksheet

Feelings Worksheets: Understanding Big Emotions vs. Small Emotions

Understanding how to regulate emotions isn't something we are born with, it is a skill we learn over time. One ...
feelings faces

Feelings Faces: A Free Match the Emojis Printable

Warm up your laminators! You’ll definitely want to use and reuse this feelings faces activity. In this emotions worksheet, students ...
bullying lesson

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 ...

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