Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities: Growth Mindset Picture Book 1st, 2nd Gr

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Kirsten's Kaboodle
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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37 pages + Google Slides™
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This is a great resource. I use it at the beginning of the school year, and revisit after breaks or when we need a reminder.
We love learning about having a growth mindset! This activity was a great way to engage 2nd graders!
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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities Lower Grades with Growth Mindset and STEM Activities:

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak is a perfect segue for teaching your students the power of growth mindset. Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but due to buyer requests, this literature unit was created for 1st-2nd graders in mind.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a unit created for 3rd-6th grade as well and can be found here:


Infused with reflections, challenges (including a STEM challenge for creating slingshots using rubber bands), a mini-book about the brain, and opportunities to learn about growth mindset, your students are sure to learn and have a great deal of fun!

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain activities included:

  • Brainstorming ways to use elastics
  • Comparing and contrasting using a Venn diagram
  • Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
  • A rubber band challenge
  • Coloring parts of the Brain
  • Fantastic Elastic Brain bookmarks (in full color and black and white)
  • My Brain Mini-book
  • Slingshot STEM challenge
  • Growth Mindset Posters (5 posters in full color and in black and white)


This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.

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Total Pages
37 pages + Google Slides™
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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