February is a great time to incorporate simple low-prep SEL activities. You can use these for Valentine's Day or throughout the year. Easily adaptable for individual students, small groups, or the whole class.
Your Support System - My Heart Puzzle
Explore with students who is in their support system. Who are the people they can count on? Then have students reflect on how they can support others.
Using Strategies - Coloring & Bookmark
Introduce coping skills to elementary students by explaining that we can use strategies to manage our emotions. Color note cards and a strategy bookmark are included. The coloring pages provide a practice opportunity for students to use a mindful minute and drawing to manage overwhelming feelings.
The strategy bookmark helps students consider what strategies work for them and also serves as a reminder when the activity is complete.
Being Helpful - Helping Hands
Brainstorm with students ways to be helpful in the classroom. You can follow-up with sticky notes to acknowledge helpful acts.
Making Conversation - Heart Chats
This is a great group activity or icebreaker game. 45 Heart Chat cards and nine blank cards are included if you want to add your questions. Heart Chatbox is included to store the cards.
Problem Solving - Broken Heart Repair
Students brainstorm ways to repair or fix things after doing something hurtful.
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