Perfect activities for Valentine's Day or February in small groups. Activities focus on self awareness, coping skills, responsive listening, helping, and standing up for others. The activities cover each of the five Social Emotional Learning Competencies, and SEL standards are provided to help you connect to other activities.
• My Heart Puzzle
Improve self awareness with students by exploring who is in their support system. Who are the people they can count on?
• Coping Coloring & Coping Skills Bookmark
Introduce coping skills to elementary students by explaining that we can use strategies to manage our emotions. A coloring page
and a coping strategy bookmark
are included. The coloring page can provide a practice opportunity for students to focus and push negative feelings and thoughts to the side. The coping strategy bookmark is great activity that can carry over as a reminder in the classroom.
• Helping Hands
Brainstorm with students different helpful acts they can complete in the classroom, school, or community. Students write these down on the helping hands. This can make a great bulletin board.
• Heart Chats
This is a great group activity or ice breaker game. 27 Heart Chat cards are included, as well as 9 blank cards so you can add questions. Heart Chat box is included to store the cards.
• Broken Heart Repair
For this activity, students pick up a Broken Heart card with a scenario of a peer or themselves being hurt. Students then brainstorm ways they could help or “fix” a broken heart.
Other Helpful Resources
► Self Regulation: Coping Skills, Problem Solving, Feelings, Perspective Taking
► Kindness Activities for the Classroom or Counseling
► Lunch Bunch Activity:Get to Know You Game, Office Signs, Passes
In-depth counseling resources that are flexible, evidence-based, and engaging.
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