How to Teach Problem-Solving Skills to Kids (Ages 3-14)
Whether it’s a toy-related conflict, a tough math equation, or negative peer pressure, kids of ALL ages face problems and challenges on a daily basis. As parents or teachers, we can’t always be there to solve every problem for our children. In fact, this isn’t OUR job. Our job is to TEACH our children how to solve problems for themselves. This way, they can become confident, independent, and successful individuals.
Compliment Circles: Creating a Kind & Respectful Classroom
Compliment circles are one of our favorite activities and probably one of the most important things I do in my first grade classroom. They teach my students how to give and receive compliments as well as create a classroom of respect and kindness. Keep reading to see how you can transform your classroom into a compliment giving, respectful, and kind classroom. Compliment circles are something that I do in my classroom every couple of weeks. I'd love to do it weekly, and that's my goal, but…
Growth Mindset Activities
Encourage a Growth Mindset in your classroom with these FUN activity pack! This resource contains ENGAGING activities that help students understand and develop a growth mindset.Included:* Cut and paste worksheets: the students will cut the sentences at the bottom of the page and glue them in the cor...
Self-Regulation, Calm Down Kit, & Self-Esteem Social Emotional Learning
Teach children to self-regulate, manage their emotions, develop self-control and self-esteem, and mindfulness with this SEL resource. Children will make their own calm down kit and stress ball. Teachers will facilitate the class learning and practicing yoga, brain breaks, and many other mindful strategies in the classroom.
Self-Esteem Activity for Kids - Kiddie Matters
A fun self-esteem activity to help children explore all the things they love and appreciate about who they are. In this self-esteem activity, kids get to complete sentence stems to help them identify things they are good at and positive qualities they like about themselves.
Zen Kids Mindfulness Group Counseling Curriculum Mindfulness Activities for Kids
Zen Kids: Elementary Small Group Counseling Curriculum training students in mindfulness from The Counselor's Corner
Growth Mindset Activity School Counseling Classroom Guidance Lesson
Growth Mindset Activity: This classroom guidance lesson introduces the concept of growth mindset by comparing two students: Fixed Freddie and Growth Gretchen. Students identify things they can't do YET and participate in a fun growth mindset demonstration using combination locks. Students create gro...