90+ 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.


Brain Breaks For Kids

Brain Breaks For Kids

"I need a break!" Whether or not students say it out loud, this feeling can be palpable in the classroom ...
sel book list pin

SEL Books

For obvious reasons, we hope that you use our online social emotional learning curriculum to help your students practice and ...
Word Association Game

Word Association Game

When we have an idea that seems perfectly spot on, it’s fun to ask this question and hope someone else ...
Social Emotional IEP Goals

Social Emotional IEP Goals

What do Social Emotional IEP Goals Look Like? Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is valuable for all students as it develops ...
conflict resolution for kids

Conflict Resolution for Kids

We’ve rounded up some of our top tips and lessons that will help you create a classroom that practices respectful ...
Agree to Disagree: A Lesson About Perspective

Agree to Disagree: A Lesson About Perspective

It feels good to be right, but this need to be right can sometimes lead to conflict in the classroom ...
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 ...
Cooperative Play Activity For Kids

Cooperative Play Activity For Kids

Ever felt like your lesson has gotten away from you? When exactly did the plan stray from a diagram of ...
Indoor Recess: Pass The Hoop

Indoor Recess: Pass The Hoop

Before the start of the school year, teachers often envision an idyllic classroom community: communication, teamwork, peer support—all looks great, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
peer pressure activities

Peer Pressure Activities

In these peer pressure activities, students will come up with things t0 say to stand up to peer pressure in ...
social skill group activities

Social Skill Group Activities

When cooperating, everyone’s strengths need to come together to make a strong team. Everyone has personal strengths and weaknesses. But ...
Emotional Regulation Activities

Emotional Regulation Activities

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan, and it’s understandable that students might get upset about it! Whether it’s a ...

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