Spring Activities & Crafts - Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning
Spring Activities & Crafts - Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning
Spring Activities & Crafts - Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning
Spring Activities & Crafts - Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning
Spring Activities & Crafts - Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning
Spring Activities & Crafts - Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning

Spring Activities & Crafts - Growth Mindset & Social Emotional Learning

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Teach kids the power of YET and how to self-regulate their emotions this spring in your kindergarten, first grade, or second-grade classroom. This spring social-emotional learning resource is the perfect companion to your spring, Earth Day, and Mother’s Day lesson plans. The mini-lessons and activities focus on happiness, responsibility, growth mindset, and managing emotions.

Why focus on social-emotional learning in the spring?

  • The spring season is a great time to focus on the things that bring us joy and the positivity of change as spring approaches.
  • It is a time to reflect on how we manage our emotions, and how we practice being responsible and good decision making.
  • There are also many activities to help kids understand what it means to have a growth mindset, and how we can embrace learning new things in the spring.

What is the scope and sequence?

It includes 4 weeks of SEL lessons and activities in 4 themes for the spring. There are 5-7 mini-lessons and activities for each theme.

Theme 1: Happiness

Theme 2: Responsibility

Theme 3: Growth Mindset

Theme 4: Managing Emotions

I suggest teaching one lesson/activity per day. They can be easily integrated into your morning meeting, read-aloud time, writing block, or during brain breaks and transitions. This resource was made with the K-2 classroom teacher in mind but would work well with any childhood educator or school counselor working with groups of children.

What does the mind+heart winter SEL resource include?

Look at the PREVIEW for a look at this SEL resource up close and the variety of lessons and activities included!

The mind+heart SEL spring resource includes a variety of thought-provoking discussion topics and engaging activities to help reflect on important social and emotional skills that are used in spring to provoke discussions amongst your kids. Children will have many opportunities to reflect and discuss the things that bring them joy and happiness as well as how to manage their emotions and be responsible. 

Theme #1: Happiness.

Discuss what it means to be happy. These activities are perfect for discussing, identifying, and sharing activities and things that bring us joy and happiness.

6 mini-lessons & activities:

  • anchor chart & lesson about what makes them happy
  • Happiness journal
  • Quote posters about happiness
  • Spring Bingo
  • I feel SUNNY sunshine craft
  • “Bee” Happy bumblebee coloring & writing template
  • 'Happy Right Now' book activity by Julie berry

Theme #2: Responsibility

Teach and encourage students to be responsible and make good decisions. These activities give your students a variety of ways to practice being responsible and how their choices reflect that.

5 Mini-Lessons & Activities:

  • Anchor chart & Lesson about how to be responsible (at home, at school, in the community)
  • Responsibility calendar
  • Decision making “responsibility” scenarios
  • "My world and ME" writing & mobile craft
  • "A Garden of Responsibility" class job set-up

Theme #7: Growth Mindset

Discuss what it means to have a growth mindset. Your students will learn what it means to have a positive attitude and how they may not be able to do something right now, but with practice, they can get there.

7 Mini-Lessons & Activities:

  • Anchor chart & Lesson about Growth Mindset – In spring, I can/I can’t yet
  • 'After the Fall' book activity
  • Umbrella with raindrops hat
  • Blossoming Into certificate
  • "Grow Your Mind" flower craft
  • "My Budding Brain" Poem & activity
  • "Over the rainbow” Personal growth rainbow craft 

Theme #4: Managing Emotions

Learning how to manage our emotions effectively is extremely important. Teach students how to identify their emotions and the tools they’d need to be able to manage them independently.

6 Mini-Lessons & Activities:

  • Feelings chart with flower emotions
  • The Feeling Flower BOOK and writing activity
  • Feeling Charades with different feeling cards
  • “Today I feel” flower journal
  • Spring Feelings mini-book
  • Spring themed brain breaks
  • Classroom calm area with a header and bulletin board letters

DIGITAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDED: Many of the activities from the printable version have been created in a digital version. These are ready in Google Slides for use in Google Classroom. The digital pages are great for use during remote teaching, distance learning, and in a one-to-one classroom!

Notes for Teachers: 

Teachers are provided with a scope and sequence, topic layout, photos in action, and detailed instructions for teaching and using the activities and materials. 

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