Me: Sorry guys. I can’t keep you for recess. I have another group coming in.
2nd Graders: That’s ok. We have plans for recess.
Me: Oh, you do?
2nd Graders: Yeah! The girls are chasing us.
Wouldn’t want to miss that!
All right…so it’s getting to that time of year when I really start running out of new ideas for my social skills and counseling groups. I feel like there’s only so many ways we can go over controlling anger before I (and they) are ready to pull our hair out. It seems like at least once a week someone asks me, “but can’t we play a game on your computer?”
And really, they have a point. I mean, there are so many websites that have reading and math games, but far fewer that have counseling and social work games. So, I made these! They’re Jeopardy-style trivia games in Powerpoint format that cover a whole bunch of different topics. Even my squirmy kids pay attention 🙂
Each has 24 editable questions to help kids learn about a variety of social and emotional skill topics:
The questions are just “think and answer” questions either. I made sure to make it interactive, so they’ll be drawing, acting, thinking, and talking! And while I don’t have a Smartboard, a few lucky people I’ve talked to do and they’ve been able to use this on their as well for a whole class.
This activity pack contains several social skills, anger management, and social emotional activities in a fun holiday theme! It contains the following 10 activities:
- Emotion Synonym Matching Candy Canes
– Christmas, Hanukkah, and Holiday Wishes Sheets
– “Don’t Have a Meltdown” Snowman Activity w/ 35 Coping Strategy Cards (strategies also available in Coping Skills Bingo Game)
Activities are presented in PDF format in color and in black and white and include answer keys when applicable!