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Social Skills - Group Activities

Mostly activities to help children practice good social skills while working in small teams or groups.

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

Teach kids empathy with these 13 games.

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.

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.

Good game for large group social skills lessons

Fun game for large group/whole class lessons

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!

NEW GAME? Best summer camp game ever: Golf Ball | Appel Farm Arts Camp

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.

cultivate team work and problem solving through team challenges like the "lava pit"

Robin McCallister uses a staggering number of game-like strategies for pragmatic conversation social skills. Follow her blog.

Cooperative marble roll - Great cooperation activity for beginning or end of year!

20 Awesome Activities For Your 5-Year-Old | Spoonful

Sportsmanship activities

What would a good sport do?