Executive Functioning for Little Learners

Executive Functioning for Little Learners
Executive Functioning for Little Learners
Executive Functioning for Little Learners
Executive Functioning for Little Learners
Executive Functioning for Little Learners
Executive Functioning for Little Learners
Executive Functioning for Little Learners
Executive Functioning for Little Learners
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  1. Use these lessons, activities, stories, and games to teach critical executive functioning skills to younger learners. 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 sk
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These lessons, worksheets, and activities teach specific executive functioning skills, including: planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition, self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance. Each lessons is presented with "kid friendly" language to help younger learners grasp critical concepts of executive functioning skills to boost their brain power.

How to Use

These lessons and worksheets can be taught in large or small groups by the regular education teacher, special education teacher, or any other educator. These worksheets can also be used during a morning meeting. While all students can most assuredly benefit from learning strategies to strengthen executive functioning skills, some examples of students most in need include those with ADD/ADHD, autism, and Learning Disabilities.

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.

It's important to note that all kids, no matter the age, can learn improved executive functioning skills. These lessons are specifically designed with more pictures, drawing, and simpler wording to allow younger learners to access executive functioning materials.

Table of Contents

Educator Guides

Let's Boost Our Brain Power

Brain Boost Checklist

I Can Plan (Planning)

I Can Organize (Organization)

I Can Use My Time Well (Time Management)

I Can Start Right Away (Task Initiation)

I Can Use My Memory (Working Memory)

I Can Think About What I Know (Metacognition)

I Can Control My Body and My Words (Self-Control)

I Can Pay Attention (Attention)

I Can Be Flexible (Flexibility)

I Can Work Through Challenges (Perseverance)

Executive Functioning Certificates

Version for Early Writers

A version is included with lines for early writers. It is listed clearly on the table of contents so you can flip through to which section you need to print! The first half of the resource contains no lines, while the second half contains lines for those who need them.

Executive Functioning for Older Kids!

{ Executive Functioning MEGA BUNDLE }

Target executive functioning and study skills necessary for academic success at the middle and high school level. The bundle includes over 300 pages full of lessons, templates, and workbook pages to teach study strategies and ways to improve executive functioning skills. It includes a huge assortment of my executive functioning and study skills materials in one place.


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Disclaimer: These resources and materials are for supplementary support/education purposes and not intended as a replacement for counseling, education, or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, counselors, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.


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