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Elementary

Activities, Materials, and Resources for Grades K–5

Resilience Activities

A collection of research-based activities to help teachers support students’ coping, recovery, and well-being following a crisis.
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Second Step® Community Rebuilding Unit

A series of five lessons, aligned with Second Step® Elementary, to help foster a sense of community among students and staff—perfect to use at the beginning of the school year, after holiday breaks, or after any extended closure.


Mind Yeti® Mindfulness Activities

A kid-friendly library of research-based, guided mindfulness sessions to help kids (and adults) calm their minds, focus their attention, and connect to the world around them.
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Being Grateful for Big and Little Things

An activity based on a Mind Yeti quote to help students practice gratitude for things big and small.
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Hello Gratitude: Being Grateful for the Good Things in Life

An activity adapted from a Mind Yeti mindfulness session focusing on gratitude.
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Solutions to Community Problems

An academic integration activity to help kids practice working together to understand and solve problems.
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Reinforce SEL Lessons with Haiku

A fun, creative activity designed to reinforce social-emotional skills through the rhythm of writing haiku.
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Inclusive Communities

A lesson adapted from Second Step Elementary that teaches students how to invite others to join in and why being inclusive is important within a community.
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The Invisible Boy: Classroom Discussions

These prompts guide discussion before, during, and after reading this book by Trudy Ludwig, and cover topics such as empathy, inclusion, and bullying prevention.
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Cross the Room

An ice-breaker activity to help students get to know each other and find out what they have in common.
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Making a Difference

A creative activity designed to acknowledge and celebrate when kids treat others with kindness and respect.
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Class Coat of Arms

A team activity to support a positive climate and help kids strengthen bonds, while also learning a little about history.
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Friendship-Making

An ice-breaker activity to help kids practice making conversation and showing interest in others.
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