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 activities and lesson plans include characters from our online social skills games. 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, we would appreciate you sharing this page on your school website so other educators may also benefit.

If you are new to Social Emotional Learning, please make sure and look at our Introduction to Social Emotional Learning, and if you need information to share with parents, we have a Guide to Social Emotional Skills at Home.


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 ...
all about me worksheet

All About Me Worksheet: Resource for Elementary Educators and Parents

You may think of an All About Me Worksheet as an activity to kick off the start of a new ...
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 globe, life may be a bit upside down right now. The structure of their days has ...
Emotional Check-In

Emotional Check In Worksheet

Life is different right now, for everyone. Our kids are having to make huge adjustments in their daily school routine ...
goal setting activities for students

Goal Setting Activities for Students

As adults, we encourage students to dream big, but many times, students don’t understand how to set goals and make ...
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 Elementary and Middle School Students

We're sure you see a lot of students with feelings of anxiousness and worry. And most of the time, this ...
Emotional Regulation Worksheets: A Coping Skills Activity

Emotional Regulation Worksheets: A Coping Skills Activity

When we are anxious or stressed or otherwise upset, we are often thinking about past or future situations. We’re worried ...
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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