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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.

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Teach kids empathy with these 13 games.

13 Top Games That Teach Empathy

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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!

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

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

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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.

Saving Sam - cooperative learning and problem solving activity

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

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Sportsmanship activities

What would a good sport do?

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