Social Emotional Enrichment Resources

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the how adults and children learn to:

  • Understand and manage emotions
  • Set and achieve positive goals
  • Feel and show empathy for others
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships
  • Make responsible decisions

The following is a list of resources/visuals that will allow you and your student(s) to engage in healthy/positive conversations related to positive social emotional development.

Social-Emotional Enrichment by Grade Level

Happy Asian girl using laptop computer, concept for kid's art and home school.

Grades K-5

1000+ Free Social-Emotional Learning Resources
Free printable resources, Blogs, Websites & Apps, Video’s, Strategies, Read Alouds, Social Media

Mini lessons on a wide variety of health and SEL topics

Mindfulness and relaxation exercises for children

Resources for parents/caregivers

Common Sense Media
5 fast internet safety tips

Common Sense Media
Student Friendly Digital Citizenship Videos, EdTech Reviews, Family Resources

Counseling Blog
Mini lessons, activities, and resources on a variety of SEL topics including a children’s story on COVID 19, and mindfulness activities

Empathy & Siblings
Article: Empathy in sibling relationship

Empathy – Learn a new word today.
2 minute YouTube link for primary grade students

12 games to Teach Social-Emotional Learning

Healthy Risk-Taking for Kids Ages 8-11
Article: Allow your child opportunities to take risks. You can help develop your child’s healthy risk-taking by allowing her to have more responsibility as she ages.

How to Support Impulse Control for Kids 5-8
Impulsivity (or impulsiveness) is a tendency to act on a whim, displaying behavior characterized by little or no forethought, reflection, or consideration of the consequences

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning (For Preschool)
Strategies on how to integrate social-emotional learning

Mindful Life Project
Mindfulness lesson video and audio exercises.

National Institute of Health
General Internet Safety

Perspective Taking
Article: How to teach siblings to resolve their own arguments.

PDF Worksheets on a wide variety of SEL topics. Worksheets can be applied for CBT strategies

Sample Daily Schedule

Social-Emotional Learning (PreK – K)
Article and strategies related to teaching social-emotional learning for preschool-kindergarten aged children

Social Skills Activities (PreK)
100+ Activities that teach social
skills in preschool age children

Teaching Self-Management Skills (PreK-K aged children)
Self-management skills are the
abilities that allow people to control their thoughts, feelings and actions.

Teaching Self-Management Skills (1st Grade)
Self-management skills are the abilities that allow people to control their thoughts, feelings and actions.

Teaching Social Awareness
Social awareness is the ability to take the perspectives of others and apply it to your interactions with them.

Therapy Aid
Deep breathing is a popular relaxation technique that helps to control the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and anger.

Therapy Aid
Help parents create a fun system for their children to earn points and rewards when they complete chores.

Therapy Aid
Teach children to control their
anger using these bright and fun anger management skill cards.

Preteen boy using laptop computer at home. Technology, online learning, distance education, home studying, homework, educational games for kids

Grades 6-8

10% Happier
Parent resources (podcast and guided meditations) for working at home with children and self-care.

Anxiety Workbook for Teens
PDF of the workbook 

Big Life Journal
Stay at home resources and activities for children and teens.

Dealing With Depression
Depression workbook for teens

Grit X
A collection of resources and toolkits for teens

Mindfulness (relaxation) techniques and resources related to COVID-19

Journaling as a Mental Health Tool
Journaling can be effective for many different reasons. It can help you clear your head, make important connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and even buffer or reduce the effects of mental illness!

Love & Logic
Free classes for the month of April. They focus on simple behavior and parenting strategies through empathy and building relationships.

Internet safety and creating boundaries around screen-time and other technology. This is useful for the whole family.

Therapist Aid
This site contains multiple topics, however, this link has worksheets specific to building self-esteem in teens.

Therapy in a nutshell
Help to fall asleep when stressed

Therapy in a nutshell
Progressive Muscle relaxation

Supports for individuals diagnosed with ADHD. Includes forums, articles and help-topics.

Young african american student woman using computer laptop screaming proud and celebrating victory and success very excited, cheering emotion

Grades 9-12

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Just for Teens: A Personal Plan for Managing Stress

Beyond Blue Support Service
A strengths-based resilience program (research based in Australia but relatable to US)

Center for Mindfulness (UC San Diego)
M.I.N.D. Institute Free live sessions and pre-recorded guided mindfulness sessions 

Various links to activities related to SEL

Lessons for SEL
Videos related to SEL work with teens

Mindfulness for Teens
Mindful Recs. for Apps

National Alliance of Mental Illness
Mental health resources & supports for coping with COVID19

New York Times
Tips on working with your teen

Positive Psychology
More Mindful tips

Psychology Today (via CASP)
Tips on self-care in regards to coping with stress

UC Berkeley
Mindfulness Tips

UC Berkeley
More mindfulness tips 

Well Cast
An animated show that explores the physical, mental, and emotional paths to wellness