Social Emotional Learning Skills Choice Boards - Activities & Writing Prompts

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  1. This is a complete social emotional learning curriculum to support kids and young adults learn SEL skills for the entire year AND extra resources to meet all your SEL needs. Lessons and activities include research-based best practices to teach SEL! It includes over 180 lessons and activities targeti
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These Social Emotional Learning choice boards include a year's worth of SEL activities that can be used as homework, extra practice, or work for early finishers. Every page highlights a specific SEL skill, each with nine unique and fun activities for students to complete. These are 35 choice board pages (one for every week of the year), giving you a total of over 300 learning activities completely focused on social emotional learning. Activities include journaling, responding to prompts, discussing topics with others, drawing, and more. This is the perfect way to integrate social emotional learning in a fun way!

Digital Version

Updated: Added complete sets of digital choice boards, each with prompts for every student to use right away! This includes 300 unique pages with prompts for the entire year, separated into each SEL domain.

Sample SEL Choice Board Tasks:

  • Draw a picture of yourself. Write at least 10 strengths all around the image. (Self-Awareness: strengths & challenges)
  • Make a to-do list for your day or week. (Self-Management: planning ahead)
  • Draw and color a stoplight. Write the words “Stop, Think, Choose”. (Self-Management: self-control)
  • Choose any social rule or expectation. Design a poster explaining what the social rule is are and why it is important. (Social Awareness: social expectations)
  • Create your own movie or book title for a story about a great friendship. (Relationships: friendship skills)
  • Explain the quote: “Apologizing doesn’t mean you were wrong. Sometimes it means you value the relationship more than your ego.” (Relationships: making up for mistakes)
  • Draw a scene from a movie or book where a character has to make a difficult decision. (Decision-Making: ethical decisions)

How Can I Use SEL Choice Boards?

The steps to using these SEL Choice boards are very easy! Just set your students up with binders, discuss one topic per week, and assign the choice board as you see fit.

  1. Create Student Binders: Have each student put together a designated SEL Assignment Binder. Have students place this in the front of their binders. This is where they will keep all SEL choice board assignments, which helps keep students organized and allows them to look back on the past work.
  2. Introduce Topics: It helps to introduce each new topic for the week. For example, week one should start with strengths and challenges. You can discuss the topic with your students, ask questions about the topic, provide real life examples, and ask for feedback. Use this time to provide background knowledge about the topic before handing out the choice board assignments.
  3. Assign Tasks: You have complete flexibility in how to assign the activities to your learners. You may choose to assign all nine activities for students to complete throughout the week or have students select a certain number to finish. This also allows for modifications for all students. For example, you may want to assign all nine activities for some students, while assigning only three to others. It is entirely up to you and the needs of your students!
  4. Review Student Work: Once a week (or as you see fit), take time to review student work with your group or class. Go through each activity and discuss it, giving time for students to share their responses. Giving students the opportunity to discuss their work allows extra time to integrate SEL into the day, provides time for additional discourse, and helps students learn from one another. This can be a fun end-of-the-week activity.

Skills Targeted:

Self-Awareness Choice Boards

• Strengths & Challenges

• Building Confidence

• Emotional Awareness

• Good Character

• Growth Mindset

• Positive Thinking

• Hopes for the Future

Self-Management Choice Boards

• Planning Ahead

• Getting Organized

• Self-Control

• Managing Emotions

• Coping Strategies

• Perseverance

• Resilience

Social Awareness Choice Boards

• Social Expectations

• Understanding Social Cues

• Respect

• Perspective-Taking

• Empathy

• Kindness & Compassion

• Celebrating Diversity

Relationships Choice Boards

• Friendship Skills

• Healthy Relationships

• Effective Communication

• Working with Others

• Compromising

• Dealing with Conflicts

• Making Up for Mistakes

Decision-Making Choice Boards

• Responsibility

• Core Values

• Owning Your Choices

• Problem-Solving

• Ethical Decisions

• Peer Influence

• Healthy Habits

Educator guides, student cover pages, assignment logs, and reflecting forms are also included.

Aligned with SEL Yearlong Curriculum

Note that these SEL Choice Boards are aligned with the Social Emotional Learning Yearlong Curriculum, meaning they could be used as extra practice, weekly homework, or just fun tasks for early finishers to go along with the curriculum!


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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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