Gratitude, Manners, Respect Social Emotional Activities for Fall & Thanksgiving

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This fall social emotional learning resource is the perfect companion to your school lesson plans this season. It includes PRINTABLE & DIGITAL mini-lesson ideas and engaging activities on gratitude, manners, respect, and inclusion and builds important social-emotional skills.

Why focus on social-emotional learning in the fall?

The fall season is a good time to focus on gratitude with Thanksgiving. It is a time to reflect on how we treat others, and how we want to be treated. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss inclusion with children and the importance of including others in all that we do. It is also a good time to discuss how good manners go hand in hand with respect and making others feel good.

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What is the scope and sequence?

It includes 4 weeks of SEL lessons and activities in 4 themes for the fall. There are 5-8 lessons and activities for each theme.

Week 1: Gratitude & Thankfulness

Week 2: Manners

Week 3: Respect

Week 4: Diversity and Inclusion

I suggest teaching one lesson/activity per day. They can be easily integrated into your morning meeting, read-aloud time, writing block, or during brain breaks and transitions. This resource was made with the K-2 classroom teacher in mind but would work well with any childhood educator or school counselors working with groups of children. 

What does the mind+heart Fall SEL resource include? 

Look at the PREVIEW for a look at this SEL resource up close and the variety of lessons and activities included!

The mind+heart SEL fall resource includes a variety of thought-provoking discussion topics and engaging activities to help reflect on important social and emotional skills that are used during the fall season and provoke discussions amongst your kids. Children will have many opportunities to reflect and discuss on the things that they have, and the importance of the way that they treat others.

Theme #1: Gratitude and Thankfulness

Discuss what it means to be grateful, and reflect on the things in our lives that we are thankful for. These activities are perfect for discussing, reflecting, and sharing when it comes to gratitude in time for Thanksgiving.

Lessons & Activities: 

  • “Thankful” book & writing activity
  • Turkey craftivity
  • 100 ways to be thankful
  • Gratitude journal
  • Gratitude calendar
  • Gratitude prompts

Theme #2: Manners

Discuss what manners are, practice using them, and encourage students to have good manners. These activities give students a variety of ways to identify and practice what it means to use manners and the importance of being polite.

Lessons & Activities: 

  • Manners discussion and writing
  • 'Decibella' book & writing activity
  • Polite vs. Impolite sort
  • Polite vs. Impolite role play cards
  • Manners book
  • Manners card game

Theme #3: Respect

Discuss what it means to show respect to those around you and in the classroom. Children will learn how it feels when someone shows respect to them and how it makes others feel when they are respectful as well.

Lessons & Activities:

  • Respect pledge and writing activity
  • 'Harrison P. Spader Personal Space Invader' book & writing activity
  • Choices card sort
  • Respect craftivity
  • Week of Respect paper chain activities and journal
  • Compliment circle game

Theme #4: Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are really important both in and out of the classroom. Use these lessons and activities to teach students what it means to be different and how important it is to include everyone while embracing their unique qualities.

Lessons & Activities:

  • Inclusion Bingo
  • 'Our Class is a Family' book & writing activity
  • 'Same, Same, but Different' book & writing activity
  • 'School Days Around the World' book & activity
  • "I am Special" hat craftivity

DIGITAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDED: Many of the activities from the printable version have been created in a digital version. These are ready in Google Slides for use in Google Classroom. The digital pages are great for use during remote teaching, distance learning, and in a one-to-one classroom!

Notes for Teachers: 

Teachers are provided with a scope and sequence, topic layout, photos in action, and detailed instructions for teaching and using the activities and materials. 


Is this resource included in the mind+heart K-2 curriculum?

This resource is NOT included in the curriculum. This resource takes a different structure and is meant to build social-emotional skills during the fall season with themed activities.

Need digital and printable SEL lessons and activities?

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Check out the other SEL units for K-2:

Emotions & Feelings

Self-Regulation & Self-Control

Growth Mindset

Relationships & Friendship

Empathy & Social Awareness

Kindness & Bucket Filling

Respect & Gratitude

Responsibility, Goal Setting, & Conflict Resolution

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Morning Meeting SEL Bundle

Kindness Classroom Challenge Pack with Calendars

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