Teach executive functioning skills like attention, organization, and self-control to younger learners with these activities. ALL kids can benefit from learning skills for organization, time management, self-control, attention, flexibility, and more. These resources are specifically designed to teach the skills in a fun, hands-on, interactive, and age-appropriate way for our younger students.
Why Teach Executive Functioning Skills?
Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through will all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills.
What You Get:
Executive Functioning Activities - Workbook pages and activities to target 10 executive functioning skills: planning, organization, task initiation, time management, attention, metacognition, working memory, self-control, flexibility, and perseverance.
Executive Functioning Task Cards & Slides - Engaging discussion starters and questions to help kids chat about EF skills from planning to perseverance. Print out individual task cards for group work or use on the whiteboard to post a question of the day.
Executive Functioning Games and Play Activities - Interactive games and play activities to help students practice their executive functioning skills. Games can be played anytime or as brain breaks.
Executive Functioning Stories - A set of 10 stories (with extra worksheets and activities) focused on executive functioning skills. Kids will read along with fun animal characters while learning about skills that matter.
Executive Functioning Posters - A set of visual posters to remind students about their executive functioning skills. Each poster includes and "I can" statement, a list of ways to work towards the skill, and a visual image.
Executive Functioning Wristbands - A hands-on craft that teaches about each of the executive functioning skills, one at a time. Kids will create their own executive functioning wristband for each skill. After coloring and cutting out their wristband, they can wear it to remind them of each strategy they learn.
Q: How is this bundle different from the other executive functioning bundles you have?
Q: Can I use this with students who are older or younger than the grades listed?
Absolutely! Just check out the preview to make sure the level would fit your learners.
Q: I have more questions. Can I contact you?
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Q: What order do I teach the resources?
This is entirely up to you. As a suggestion, I might start with the Executive Functioning Skills Activities to give some background knowledge. These are worksheets that you will complete with your students. Then, you can introduce the read alouds. Add in the task cards and choice boards however you see fit. I might post 1-2 EF questions per day in the morning to get brains activated, but again, it's completely up to you. The resources are intended to be versatile and easy-to-use!
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Disclaimer: These resources are for supplementary support/education purposes and are not a replacement for education or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.