SEL Activities to Build Social Skills
Are you looking for ways to build social skills? If so, you are in luck! Many activities can be done to build these skills. Here are a few examples:
- Practice Yoga and Meditation as a Class Lesson
Practicing yoga and meditation can help students to develop their emotional awareness through breathing and mindfulness while enhancing their body confidence and mental calm. Meditation is also a wonderful way to foster a growth mindset. It encourages students to stay in the present moment and take on challenges one step at a time.
Age Group: Elementary, Middle School
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- All About Me Writing Exercise
This self-awareness development activity challenges students to create a list about themselves, with a different strength, talent, or quality for each letter of the alphabet.
Age Group: Elementary
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- Take a Mindful Moment
Mindfulness is the capacity to pay attention to the present moment and one’s thoughts and emotions with acceptance and non-judgment. Thus, it’s an essential skill for students to cultivate learning emotional self-regulation.
Age Group: Elementary, Middle School, High school
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- Practice Goal Setting with SMART Goals
Setting SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely) goals is a wonderful way to empower students to reach their personal and academic potential.
Age Group: Elementary, Middle School, High School
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- Try a Fine Motor SEL Lesson
This fine motor emotion activity teaches students the helpful RULER acronym for cultivating emotional intelligence: Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating.
Age Group: Preschool, Elementary
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