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 interventions. And if you are using, or plan to use the online games, these activities will reinforce the learning that occurs during game play.

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.

impulse control activities

Impulse Control Activities for Kids

Impulse control, or self-control, is the ability to resist temptations, urges, or impulses in order to meet one’s goals. Students ...
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 ...
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SEL Books

For obvious reasons, we hope that you use our online social emotional learning interventions to help your students practice and ...
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, and while a ...
Responsible Decision Making Pin

Responsible Decision Making Lesson

How we choose to act in challenging situations heavily relies on what may be referred to as a moral code, ...
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 ...
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 ...
goal setting worksheet

Goal Setting Worksheet for Students

As educators, we encourage our students to dream big, but many times students don’t understand how to set goals and ...
staying focused

Stay Focused Worksheet for Students in Elementary School

It can be challenging for young learners to stay focused, especially when they are anticipating an exciting event. In this ...
anxiety worksheets

Anxiety Worksheets for Kids

We're sure you're seeing a lot of students dealing with feelings of anxiousness and worry, and it may be difficult ...
following directions worksheet

Following Directions Worksheet and Activities

Learning to follow directions is an important skill for all students to master, and by the time students start Kindergarten, ...
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 ...
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 ...
impulse control printable

Impulse Control Printable: Melt or Freeze

Impulse Control, or self-control, is the ability to control your behaviors and feelings. This impulse control printable asks students to ...
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 ...
making assumptions

Critical Thinking Worksheet: Facts and Assumptions

We know that making assumptions can be an easy way to fill in missing information, and it’s so easy that ...
i have who has game

I Have Who Has Game of Actions and Consequences

How we relate to other people in real life via our words and actions can have consequences. And helping students ...

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