72 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 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. We add new lessons on a regular basis, so make sure to check back frequently.

Note: You may reproduce or reuse these lessons with students via other platforms like Google Classroom as needed. And if appropriate, we would appreciate you sharing this page on your school website so other educators may also benefit.


Anger Thermometer

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

Summer Worksheets for Social Emotional Learning

Even though you may be taking a break, your students can have fun and work on social emotional learning at ...
all about me worksheet

All About Me Worksheet: Resource for Elementary Educators and Parents

You may think of an All About Me Worksheet as an activity to kick off the start of a new ...
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 globe, life may be a bit upside down right now. The structure of their days has ...
Emotional Check-In

Emotional Check In Worksheet

Life is different right now, for everyone. Our kids are having to make huge adjustments in their daily school routine ...
personal space worksheets

Personal Space Worksheets for Students in Elementary School

As adults, we need to understand physical boundaries and the importance of personal space. However young children spend a lot ...
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 ...
feelings song for kids

Song About Feelings for Kids

Most of the time, we know how our kids are feeling by the look on their face or from their ...
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