Below are some teacher-created resources for teaching social skills:
#1: THE ULTIMATE SOCIAL STORIES COLLECTION
#2: SOCIAL SKILLS PAPERLESS DAILY MEETINGS
This is a collection of prompts to discuss over 200 different topics with your class. A new question each day for a morning meeting, or even as a journal prompt. All of the pages can be projected for students to write and share ideas on the white board, or they can be printed for students to write on. The lessons are arranged into ten units, with one lesson for each day of the week. All of the work is done for you!
Poems and songs are the perfect way to teach social skills! There are full color posters for each song that you can display, plus a whole pack of early literacy resources to reinforce the concepts. Just pick and choose your favorite activities for at least a week’s worth of reading and writing for each poem!
#5: KINDNESS CLASSROOM SEL CURRICULUM
Giving our students a strong foundation in social skills, coping skills, and character development is a gift that lasts far into the future! It also creates a classroom atmosphere of calm and peace that makes it much easier to teach and learn. That’s what the Kindness Classroom is all about!
The Kindness Classroom is a comprehensive Social/Emotional Learning curriculum for the ENTIRE YEAR (40 lessons – 200+ activities).
♦ The easy to follow, organized VISUAL lesson plans layout will walk you through each lesson topic making it very easy to implement.
♦ This collection of 200+ engaging, community-building activities give students the exposure and practice ESSENTIAL social skills needed to create a successful classroom environment.
♦ These are in-depth, detailed lessons with TEACHER SCRIPTS included to guide your teaching if needed, and save teacher time. All materials are printable and have black and white options to save ink.
♦ The goal of this program is to assist teachers in teaching children to learn to manage themselves and their emotions, create positive and empathetic peer relationships, and become responsible citizens.
This includes teaching children to:
→ Make responsible and ethical decisions by analyzing and reflecting on problems or situation the encounter daily.
→ Build healthy relationships with peers by learning to communicate clearly and resolve conflicts. This also involves understanding social cues and cooperating with other.
→ Self-regulate their impulses, emotions and reactions to daily events and interactions.
→ Be self-aware in in identifying their own emotions, talents, and mindset. This includes learning about Growth Mindset concepts.
→ Be socially aware and empathetic towards others and appreciate diversity and differing opinions.
The activities are research based and classroom-tested to explore the SEL concepts for primary aged children.
It includes HUNDREDS of activities that are ready to print with many options to choose from.
Take a look at some examples below, or click on any image to see a more extensive preview.
Click HERE to see it!
Details For Each of the 8 Units
Each unit includes a printable storybooks with companion activities, a journal booklet, partner plays, whole group and small group activities, art projects, teacher scripts to read aloud, and so much more!
♥ UNIT 1 – Exploring Emotions
Storybook : Little Penguin’s Big Emotions
This unit explores naming and recognizing emotions in ourselves and others, expressing emotions in appropriate ways, personal emotions vs. others
♥ UNIT 2 – Growth Mindset
Storybook : Little Penguin Learns To Fly
This unit explores learning from mistakes, perseverance, fixed vs. growth mindset, effort and our elastic brains
♥ UNIT 3 – Self Management and Regulation
Storybook: Little Penguin Calms Down
This unit explores self-control, listening skills, calming strategies, anger management, visualization, mindfulness, anxiety and impulse control
♥ UNIT 4 – Kindness and Relationships
Storybook: Little Penguin’s Kindness Contest
This unit explores kindness, friendship, empathy, helping others, compassion, language to express kindness, and random acts of kindness in our classroom, school and community
♥ UNIT 5 – Conflict Resolution Strategies
Storybook: Little Penguin’s Big Fight
This unit explores conflict resolution strategies to use in the classroom, role playing, using I-FEEL Messages, and sportsmanship
♥ UNIT 6 – Respect and Inclusion
Storybook: Little Penguin Meets a Bully (recognizing bullying and strategies)
This unit explores respect for self and others, respect for diversity, anti-bullying and assertiveness.
♥ UNIT 7 – Personal Responsibility
Storybook: Little Penguin Makes Good Choices
This unit explores being responsible, decision making, honesty, citizenship, integrity, classroom expectations, rights and responsibilities
♥ UNIT 8 – Attitude and Gratitude
Storybook: Little Penguin Looks On the Bright Side
This unit explores having a good attitude, optimism, happiness, appreciation, gratitude, and resilience
#4: SOCIAL SKILLS PICTURE PROMPTS
Use these paperless picture prompts to discuss social skills, emotions in facial expressions and body language, and common emotions relating to familiar situations in the classroom. These templates are editable and can also be printed out! Questions are embedded to guide your class discussion, and the templates are differentiated and editable. Click HERE to see the preview pictures.