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Teaching Social Skills Fantastic Hands-on Ideas and Free Printables!

Looking to find activities to help you in teaching social skills? These fantastic hands-on materials will help engage and motivate your students to practice being inclusive and kind.

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

Teaching Social Skills Kids


After trailing the internet for some ideas on how to teach social skills. I am currently in the process of using these ideas in incorporating social skills with my ESL bunch whilst teaching literacy etc.

The best way to incorporate these skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times (no matter how hard this can be when student A is jumping up and down on the table and student B is throwing tantrums in the middle of your center activities) – it is so easy to lose our cool and it takes a matter of seconds. When I started teaching, I started with a Kindergarten class and I was really really tested!!

So here are some ideas I have used in the past and some new ones which I have used recently. I hope you could use some of these with your students.

1. Use some books by popular authors to demonstrate appropriate behavior.

Dr. Suess is a loved author – his books truly speak to the child’s heart.

Here is a compilation I found on Pinterest. Follow the link HERE to check out these titles.

We all love Dr.Seuss book.  They are fun to read, and you can find books for kids of all ages.  Today I want to share 6 Dr.Seuss books that teach kids social skills.  All are available on iPhone, iPod and iPAD.  Most are also available for Android and Nook.  Make sure enter the big giveaway at …:

2. Here is a fun printable that encourages kids to accept losing and that it is a part of winning. This is from the Teaching Trove and it is a FREE download. Check it out HERE.

Social Skills - Losing a game

3. This one is a simple one page handout which encourages children to write about themselves and hence increases their self-worth and motivation. This can be downloaded HERE.

It is a part of my full social skills activity pack HERE.

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

4. This anchor chart is also a FREE anchor chart listed in the free pack above. I show courage when… Great to hang in the classroom and discuss ways in which children can show that they’re brave. Some examples are; standing up for others, helping others, saying the truth (even though it might hurt them) etc.

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

Download this FREEBIE HERE.

Grab the full activity pack HERE.

5. Here is a list of MUST teach children’s skills in any classroom. I found this to be very helpful. It includes some classroom activities and ideas on how you can teach each one. Find the link to the post HERE.

How to listen to instructions, how to ask for help—social skills kids need and how to teach them.:

Kindergarten Social Skills Activities

6. This next one is a great set of posters to encourage being friends and acceptance. This is is from Digital Divide and Conquer. Check out the FREE download HERE.

FRIEND-used this acronym/idea when teaching activity day girls..worked well, good discussion:

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

Social Skills Free Activities

7. This one is a simple activity page where children write down compliments to their classmates and what they think they are good at. It can be found in the activity pack HERE.

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

Teaching Social Skills Kids 2

8. Peace begins with me – also another printable which helps encourage children to think positively and value their classmates.

The best way to incorporate teaching social skills is to actually model positive social behavior at all times. Download your copy of FREE social skills printables, strategies on how to deal with disruptive behavior and MORE! #freeprintable #socialskills #kids #teachers

9. This anchor chart is just adorable! I am not an artist (and quite frankly a 2-year-old can draw better than me) but I won’t image that this beetle would be so hard to draw up on a simple anchor chart. Find the link HERE.

Great reminders to help remind students what to say when someone is "bugging" them. Great anchor chart for classroom management.:

10. This awesome poster is also a great one to use for when kids get annoyed with someone and how to behave. Download and use for FREE. The link is right HERE or click on the picture.

Conflict resolution. Oh my! This is a HUGE problem in my class now!:

I hope that some of these ideas will be useful for you! Scroll down for some more behavior management videos.

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Highly Successful Strategies to Guide Children’s Behavior

Teaching social skills can be fun! This video shows teachers how they can successfully guide children's behaviour right from the get go! From the author: "See a diverse group of teachers use a variety of proven supportive guidance techniques to foster positive prosocial behavior and self regulation in the early childhood classroom. Classroom management and discipline are among the most challenging issues that teachers report."

Behavior Management Strategies for a successful classroom

This video shows teachers how they can successfully guide children’s behaviour right from the get go! From the author: “See a diverse group of teachers use a variety of proven supportive guidance techniques to foster positive prosocial behavior and self regulation in the early childhood classroom. Classroom management and discipline are among the most challenging issues that teachers report.”

How to Calm Children Down in Minutes

I found this strategy SO USEFUL to use with kids on teaching social skills! From the author: "Use this easy technique to relax and calm a group of children and prepare them to learn! Videos created by Cassie Stephens." #kids #teachers #socialSkills #vehaviormanagement

How to calm children in minutes

I found this strategy SO USEFUL to use with kids! From the author: “Use this easy technique to relax and calm a group of children and prepare them to learn! Videos created by Cassie Stephens.”

This adorable Peace Teaching Social Skills Book helps children understand the importance and meaning of peace. Download the printable book and use it with your students in class or at home!

 

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