Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades PreK-K

Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades PreK-K
Early Childhood
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A four-volume series for teaching positive behavior skills to students of all ability levels. Each volume includes over 50 classroom-tested lessons and activities that emphasize helping young people to recognize the equal rights of others and to develop their skills in using good judgment to resolve everyday conflicts. Students learn skills such as sharing, listening, dealing with anger, setting goals, building self-confidence, and dealing with prejudice. Each lesson covers:

  • Purpose—need for teaching/learning the social skill, e.g., "Using Self-Control;"
  • Introduction—stories, videos, poems, and questions to make the skill concrete;
  • Skill Components- skill steps for teaching the appropriate behavior;
  • Modeling the Skill teacher and/or student demonstration of the skill;
  • Behavioral Rehearsal—student performance of the skill with teacher correction if necessary;
  • Practice—worksheets and other activities summarizing the skill;
  • Independent Use—activities to promote use of the skill outside of school;
  • Continuation—suggestions for reinforcing the skill through the school year.

Includes numerous student handouts and a section for parents that contains social skills training activities for use at home.

Table of Contents

Disciplinary Strategies

  1. Understanding the Need for Rules
  2. Avoiding Uncontrolled Negative Behavior

Thinking Before Acting

  1. Fully Understanding the Situation Before Taking Action


  1. Being a Good Listener
  2. Ability to Sit and Listen Quietly
  3. Ability to Listen/Participate in Class Discussion

Following Rules

  1. Recognizing the Importance of Classroom Rules

Following Directions

  1. Following Directions During Instruction and Clean-Up
  2. Following Oral Directions
  3. Following Clean-Up Directions

Respect for Others

  1. Using Courtesy Words "Please," "May I," and "Thank You"
  2. Using "Please, May I" Appropriately
  3. Using the "Magic" Words "Please" and "Thank You"
  4. Using the Courtesy Words "Excuse Me"
  5. Using "I Am Sorry" and "Excuse Me" When Appropriate

Improving Self-Image

  1. Feeling Good About Oneself
  2. Expressing Good Things About Oneself
  3. Expressing Our Special Likes and Dislikes
  4. Understanding Our Uniqueness


  1. Understanding the Need for Sharing with Others

Accepting Consequences

  1. Knowing and Accepting the Consequences of Our Actions
  2. Accepting the Consequences for Breaking the Rules
  3. Accepting the Consequences for Our Inappropriate Behavior


  1. Remembering to Walk—Not Run—in the Classroom
  2. Remembering to Walk—Not Run—in School
  3. Using a Moderate Tone of Voice

Problem Solving

  1. Choosing a Peaceful Approach to Problem Solving
  2. Solving a Problem by Talking

Completing Assignments

  1. Completing a Task and Putting Away Materials
  2. Finishing Each Activity that is Started

Dealing with Name Calling

  1. Responding Constructively to Name Calling

Dealing with Anger

  1. Communicating Anger Using Words

Avoiding Tattling

  1. Learning to Avoid Tattling
  2. Stopping False Rumors

Accepting Change

  1. Understanding and Accepting Change
  2. Accepting and Adjusting to Change

Dealing with Feelings

  1. Discriminating Between Happy and Sad Feelings
  2. Expressing Feelings Openly
  3. Recognizing Happy and Sad Feelings
  4. Showing Empathy for the Feelings of Others

Accepting Differences

  1. Understanding Differences and Similarities
  2. Recognizing and Accepting Cultural Differences
  3. Accepting the Uniqueness of Each Person

Getting Along with Others

  1. Learning to Cooperate
  2. Learning to Take Turns

Attending to Task

  1. Ignoring Distractions

Dealing with Conflicts

  1. Solving Problems Peaceably

Communicating with Others

  1. How to Communicate to Make Friends

Dealing with Peer Pressure

  1. Saying "No!" to Negative Peer Pressure
  2. Making Independent Choices Despite Peer Pressure

Social Skills Task Review

  • Part I: Topics for Circle Time Class Discussions on Reproducible Discussion Cards
  • Part II: Review of Social Skills

Social Skills Family Training Booklet

  • Introduction and "Family Letter"
  • The Social Skills Song
  • Our Family Social Skills Training Checklist
  • Be a Role Model for Your Child
  • Activity Page—"Toot Your Own Horn!"
  • Fourteen Selected Social Skills with Suggested Activities
    1. Giving Compliments
    2. Asking Permission
    3. Disciplinary Strategies
    4. Respect for Others
    5. Using Self-Control
    6. Improving Self-Esteem
    7. Expressing Feelings
    8. Accepting Consequences
    9. Reacting to Failure
    10. Setting Goals
    11. Dealing with Prejudice
    12. Dealing with Anger
    13. Dealing with Peer Pressure
    14. Problem Solving
  • Bubble Sheet: "Our 14 Social Skills"
  • "Mirror, Mirror" Poem
  • Bear-ry Good Award
  • Keep Moving Award
  • Family Time—Group Discussions
  • What Makes You Happy?
  • Parent-Teacher Communication
  • Activity Color Page, Part I
  • Activity Color Page, Part II
  • Our Family Social Skills Training Checklist
  • Guidelines for Caring Parents
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Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades 1-3

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Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades 4-6

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Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades 7-12

Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons and Activities for Grades 7-12
Middle School
High School
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