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There are a lot of important skills that must be taught in a Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom. Math, reading, and writing are all very important. But one of the most important areas young learners need to work on is social-emotional. That’s why this pack of Social-Emotional Activities is perfect for your Pre-K and Kindergarten classroom.
Social-Emotional learning is by far one of the most important puzzle pieces of early learning. Of course, math and literacy are important too, but social-emotional skills must be developed in order to have emotionally healthy learners.
If you skip the social-emotional skills needed for a child to feel safe and comfortable, they are not going to be able to learn about subitizing or CVC words. The social-emotional needs of our students have to be addressed first before deeper learning can take place.
These super fun social-emotional activities for pocket charts are a great way to explore and support the social-emotional needs of your students.
This feelings chant is a fun way to see how your students are feeling. Start by saying the class chant together. Then have each student take a turn choosing the feeling card that shows how they feel that day. There are 15 different feeling cards to choose from!
It is important to go through each of the feelings cards and talk through what that feeling is. This gives great opportunities for sharing because students can share a time when they have felt silly, hurt, angry, etc.
Kiddos may not be able to say exactly how they are feeling. The cute illustrations can help students identify their feelings.
Helpful Choices at School
At the beginning of each school year, we always want to show our students what positive, helpful choices at school look like. Equally as important is showing them choices that are not helpful. This pocket chart game and activity does just that!
Discuss each of the choices displayed on the cards with your students, and have them decide whether they think the action shows a positive choice. Then let kiddos go to the pocket chart and take turns sorting the cards into helpful choices and not helpful choices!
Plus, the printable recording sheet is a great follow-up activity! Students will color the pictures of the students making positive choices.
Children have to learn what it means to be a good friend. Some of your students may be the only child in their family. They may not have a lot of experience socializing with other kids. So learning what it looks like to be a good friend is important.
Say this friendship chant with your class. Then have them choose one of the ways to be a good friend to their classmates. Talk about how to be a good friend with each card selected!
BONUS Cookie Name Activity
This Social-Emotional Activities pack also includes this bonus name game! It is a super fun way for your students to learn each other’s names! Plus, it is completely editable! You can type the names of your students into the file, and the cookies automatically populate with your students’ names.
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