95 Supplemental Social Emotional Learning Activities

Welcome to our supplemental Social Emotional Learning Activities page!

As you will see below, many of the supplemental SEL activities and lesson plans include characters from our game-based, social emotional learning interventions. And when you use the online programs with your students, these activities will reinforce the learning that occurs during game play.

These supplemental resources – lessons, activities, and worksheets – are in the following SELskill 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.

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self esteem worksheets

Self Esteem Worksheets

The self-esteem worksheets below include the following: A self-awareness exercise to help students identify likes and dislikes An All About ...
morning affirmations for kids

50 Positive Affirmations for Kids

What are positive affirmations for kids? During these challenging and uncertain times, it’s important to remain hopeful, and positive affirmations ...
Classroom Scavenger Hunt

SEL Classroom Scavenger Hunt

This SEL classroom scavenger hunt will help students focus on doing good deeds or random acts of kindness for others ...
Summer Worksheets for Social Emotional Learning

Summer Worksheets for Social Emotional Learning

Summer is just around the corner and there’s so much to think about! As you tie up loose ends on ...
self esteem worksheets

Affirmation Cards for Kids

Self affirmations are a great way to help build self-esteem and overcome doubts. Instead of listening to the voice in ...
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 Worksheets 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

As educators, 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 ...
Emotional Regulation Worksheets

Emotional Regulation Worksheets

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 Skills Group Activities

On this page, you will find free social skills group activities that are appropriate for students in elementary and middle ...
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 ...
think before you speak

Think Before You Speak

To be honest, it can be hysterical to hear a child say something they shouldn’t. A child pointing out a ...
Transition to Middle School: Opening Lockers

Transition to Middle School: Opening Lockers

Moving up to Middle School from Elementary School is an exciting time of transition that sometimes leaves students feeling a ...

Social Emotional Learning at Home

developmental milestones

Developmental Milestones for Social and Emotional Skills

As parents, we know how to monitor our child’s physical developmental milestones. When did your child begin to sit up, ...
sad child

Do I have a Sad Child or Could it be Depression?

Q: My son used to be a fun, lighthearted and very active kid. But lately, he’s been negative about everything ...
child feels left out

What to do when your child feels left out

Q: My daughter was really upset when she came home from school today. At the beginning of the day, one ...
what are the warning signs of adhd

What are the Warning Signs of ADHD?

Q: My son’s teacher has raised some concerns about his behavior in class and suggests that we test him for ...
following directions

Following Directions: Advice from Experts

Q: My son is an intelligent kid. He does well in school, loves playing on his basketball team and has ...
getting ready for school

Getting Ready for School: Avoid the Drama

Q: School mornings are a real struggle in my house. My kids have to do just six things each morning: ...
impulsive behavior

Impulsive Behavior in Children

Q: My daughter is so impulsive. She’s constantly getting into trouble for things like grabbing toys away from friends at ...
lacking self confidence

Lacking Self-Confidence: Expert Ideas and Tips to Help your Kids

Q: My son is a smart, capable boy, but he is lacking self-confidence in just about anything he does. A ...
Bullied at school

Bullied at School: Expert Ideas to Help your Child

Q: I think my child is being bullied at school. In the last couple of weeks, she’s started complaining about ...
meltdowns

Meltdowns: How to Help your Child and Reduce Frustration

Q: I thought we were done with meltdowns when my daughter graduated from preschool. But, these days, as a first ...
bored at school

Bored at School and Academically Gifted

Q: When I ask my gifted child how school is each day, he almost always responds by saying this: “Really, ...
making friends at school

Making Friends at School

Q: All the other kids in my son’s class have a best friend or a group of close friends, but ...
growth mindset

Growth Mindset for Kids

An Overview of Growth Mindset for Kids Kids develop a growth mindset, a term coined by Stanford University psychologist Carol ...
school refusal

Strategies for Helping Your Child with School Refusal

Q: My daughter has always loved going to school, but this year, something has changed. Many mornings, she complains about ...
parent-teacher relationships

Parent-Teacher Relationships to Help Your Child Thrive at School

Q: My daughter’s teacher seems like a lovely woman and, so far, we’ve had a good parent-teacher relationship. But now ...
overcome negative thinking

How to Help Your Child Overcome Negative Thinking

Q: Whether it’s a test at school or a new step at dance class, my daughter doesn’t think she can ...
difficulty making decisions

My Child Has Difficulty Making Decisions: How Can I Help?

Q: My daughter can’t make a decision to save her life. When she was picking out a new shirt at ...
angry child

Angry Kid: How Can I Help My Son be Less Frustrated?

Q: My son can be such an angry kid. When just about anything doesn’t go his way, he gets so ...
coping skills

Coping Skills for Gifted Students

Q: Our gifted child easily breaks down at even the smallest problems. And when he’s stressed out because of worries ...

Additional Resources for Social Emotional Learning

Classroom Management Plan

Our classroom management plan is a step-by-step guide and includes proven strategies, tips and printables for elementary school teachers, and it covers four key components for establishing a successful, well-managed classroom.

Classroom Decorations

These free downloadable posters will decorate your classroom and be great teaching resources, reinforcing social and emotional skills in your classroom and reminding students to practice their skills like emotion regulation, impulse control, empathy, and more.

Social Emotional Learning Quotes

For each of the topics below, we have curated a list of quotes. You can incorporate these quotes in your social emotional learning lessons, add them to social media images, create classroom posters, or write one on your whiteboard each day.

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