Self Control Game - SEL Activity for Self-Regulation Skills

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Pathway 2 Success
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3rd - 7th
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Use this self-control board game to teach and practice skills for self-control and self-regulation. Kids and young adults will roll a dice and move through a game board as they answer questions related to self-control. The entire game has a fun race car and speedway theme!

Digital AND Print!

A digital version for Google Slides is also included. To access, open the file with "digital directions" in the title. Click the link in the blue box and you will be able to play! Of course, a printable version is still included.

Why Teach Self-Control

Self-control is a critical skill that helps us manage our thoughts, words, actions, and emotions. Teaching self-control can help kids and young adults learn to stop and think before making a decision. In turn, this helps learners to make better choices for now and in the future.

While all learners can benefit from improving their skills with self-control, this game is specifically helpful for students who are impulsive or struggle with social situations.

How to Play

Students can play in groups of two to four. Students will take turns rolling the dice and moving forward on the game board. When they land on a spot, they will use the picture to tell them which card to pick up and read. Students will read the card and discuss the question or act out the strategy to practice. Once a card is completed, it can be returned to the bottom of the pile. Then, the next player will go. Because the game includes over 160 unique cards, the game can be played again and again!

Cards Included

Each set of cards targets self-control skills with a race car theme:

  • Driver's Ed: Test your self-control knowledge
  • Check Your Engine: Think about your emotions and reactions
  • Stop & Think: Stop, think, and practice self-control with real-life situations
  • Road Test: Decide how others do with self-control skills

Possible answers are included so that students can play entirely on their own! Just print the answer sheets as a reference for when students need it.

Note that both black/white and color options are included. Blank cards are also included to make your own self-control questions and situations, as needed.

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Use this set of games to practice critical social emotional skills including building empathy, perspective-taking, executive functioning skills, social communication, and social problem solving! Four games are included with a huge selection of student cards and activities so you can play the games again and again.

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