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.


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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Emotional Regulation Worksheets: A Coping Skills Activity

Emotional Regulation Worksheets: A Coping Skills Activity

These emotional regulation worksheets will help your students focus on the present by using their five senses. To often, when ...
i statements

I Statements Worksheet

Communicating how we feel can be a challenge for kids and adults, especially when we're frustrated. It's easy to blame ...
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 ...
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 ...
Role Models

Role Models

In this activity, students will read statements and decide whether they are good, bad, or not important when considering if ...
mood ring colors

Mood Ring Colors: Identifying Emotions

This mood ring colors activity will have your students identifying emotions like a superhero! Did you have one of those ...

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