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.


all about me worksheet

All About Me Worksheet (PDF)

Updated 2/9/2021 You may think of an All About Me Worksheet as an activity to kick off the start of ...
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 ...
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 ...
feelings song for kids

Song About Feelings for Kids

In this lesson, student’s will watch a short Feelings Song video about how their body may respond when they feel ...
coping strategies for anxiety

Coping Strategies for Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

There are a lot of heavy things happening in our world today that cause students to feel worried, fearful, and ...
goal setting worksheet

Goal Setting Worksheet for Students

As adults, we encourage our students to dream big, but many times students don’t understand how to set goals and ...
hurtful words lesson

Hurtful Words Lesson for Young Students

Words hurt. I’m sure you have said this to your students many times when dealing with bullying situations or talking ...
feelings wheel

Feelings Wheel Worksheet to Help Students Explore Emotions

This lesson is a simple daily check using a feelings wheel to helps students indicate how they are doing at ...
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