Social Skills - Group Activities
Mostly activities to help children practice good social skills while working in small teams or groups.
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GREAT video for students about the power of a bystander being an "upstander." get clip & the kids really do get it. 2 minutes. ALSO WOULD BE GOOD PAIRED WITH "FOR THE BIRDS BY PIXAR" TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST
An Anti-Bullying PSA All Students Should See - Edudemic
Self regulation activities for kids
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▶ Social Skills Support for the Classroom - YouTube I created this to share Social Thinking language with our teachers and para-professionals. It gives an overview of how we use it during whole class and small group social skills lessons
Team Building With Balloons - A fun way to get kids interactive and using balloons to connect them. Kids will love it and have a great laugh at the activity.
Janssen Sports Leadership Center
13 Top Games That Teach Empathy
Good Sport, Schmood Sport! This video is geared toward Good Sportsmanship in Elementary School for Field Day. I downloaded three fabulous pre-existing videos and added commentary. We watched it at a whole school meeting. Happily, the kids enjoyed it! (JL)
Snakes - A Trust and Team Building Activity that uses non-verbal communication to get a team to accomplish a goal.
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THREE NO-TALKING GAMES~ The second one, Silent Conversations, could easily be adapted for a fun classroom ELA game.
A favorite of my students for social skills
Fun social skills game for groups of varying sizes
Ship's Captain - great game for large group. This is by far my students' favorite from 1st-8th grade.
Summer Activities for Kids Series: Indoor Activities
Love this!!! Beginning of the year- COOPERATION! Teams race to build the highest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. When the time is up (10 mins) discuss what made teams successful.
School Counselor Blog: Spaghetti, Marshmallows, and COOPERATION!
Best summer camp game ever: Golf Ball | Appel Farm Arts Camp
These are all extremely fun and fast-moving tagging games. Students will get their heart rates up and not even know they are getting a great workout because they will be having so much fun.