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Social Skills - Group Activities

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


Social Skills - Group Activities

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Corkboard Connections: Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge - Guest blog post by Tracey Graham of Growing a STEM Classroom

Therapy Games: Creative Ways to Turn Popular Games Into Activities That Build Self-Esteem, Anger Management, and Coping Skills.

Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don’t let them see it…till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another. If I become a Teacher, this is sooo happening! @ DIY Home Crafts

In the middle: Life as a middle language arts teacher

In the middle: Life as a middle language arts teacher

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Created this Social Skills holiday greeting today and wrote it in chalk markers on my door. Teachers liked the message, but were more amazed that I could write backward!

Group Social School Activity - Comedy Hour

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

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Self regulation activities for kids

Self Regulation Activities | YourTherapySource.com Blog

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To help students consider consequences before they act.

▶ 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

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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.

▶ What's Up, Bro? - YouTube

▶ A HERO Blooming in Me - YouTube

▶ Is What You See What You Know? - YouTube

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.

Good game for large group social skills lessons

Fun game for large group/whole class lessons

Air Lock teambuilding game

Rainy Day Activities 1) Put on a treasure hunt; 2) put on a show; 3) bring outdoor games in (e.g., balloon volleyball); 4) work out to exercise videos; 5) make a sand-free sandbox with rice or oatmeal; 6) have the kids teach your dog some new tricks; 7) build forts out of sofa cushions; 8) get crafty; 9) play board games; 10) take a field trip; 11) go outside and get wet!

Summer Activities for Kids Series: Indoor Activities

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