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Activities for Your Classroom

Activities for Your Classroom

Social and emotional learning (SEL) has the power to help students develop skills necessary to succeed in school, be prepared for the workforce, and become positive and healthy contributors to society. Explore these ready-to-go, standards-aligned activities designed to build the social and emotional skills of elementary students. Each activity features a step-by-step guide and presentation slides. As you prepare to lead these activities, please check out the professional learning videos to help YOU soar!

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Act It Out!

English Language Arts/Health

Act It Out!

Grades K–2
4 class periods, 50–60 minutes each

Use role-playing with your students to explore self-awareness and self-management social and emotional skill. Guide your students in creating a puppet show that star themselves applying these key skills to their lives.

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Time to Create!

English Language Arts/Health

Time to Create!

Grades K–2
3 class periods, 50-60 minutes each

Students explore social-awareness and relationship skills through the emphasis of art. Students will begin by investigating the concept of being unique and the importance of being different through a variety of art-based activities.

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Time to Play!

English Language Arts/Health

Time to Play!

Grades K–2
3 class periods, 50-60 minutes each

Students explore the social and emotional skill of responsible decision-making through an emphasis of play. Students will begin by investigating the idea of choices through a variety of interactive discussions and scenario-based games

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Read All About It

English Language Arts/Health

Read All About It!

Grades 3–5
4 class periods, 50–60 minutes each

Use storytelling to help your students explore self-awareness and self-management social and emotional skills. Guide your students in writing and illustrating a picture book starring themselves applying these skills to various settings.

Digital Lesson Bundle
Time to Create!

English Language Arts/Health

Time to Create!

Grades 3–5
3 class periods, 50-60 minutes each

Students explore social awareness and relationship skills through an emphasis on art. Students will begin by investigating the concept of being unique and the importance of being different through a variety of art-based activities.

Digital Lesson Bundle
Time to Play!

English Language Arts/Health

Time to Play!

Grades 3–5
3 class periods, 50-60 minutes each

Students explore responsible decision making through an emphasis on play – ultimately creating elements for a board game based on decision-making challenges.

Explore Additional Resources
Virtual Field Trip
Virtual Field Trip

Soar with us as we introduce students to the key pillars of emotional intelligence through the eyes of their peers with SEL Skills for the Classroom and Beyond.

Professional Learning Videos
Professional Learning Videos

Strengthen your own wings with professional learning. Find out the whys and hows to teach social and emotional skills in the classroom.

Why Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Why Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Social emotional skills are crucial for 21st century learners. Today's students need different skills, especially when it comes to listening to others who "don't look like they do" or have different points of view.

Morrell, E., Cooper, R., Del Gatto, D., & Morrell, J., 2013

Why Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?