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8 Activities to Foster Gratitude with Children & Youth

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Gratitude is linked with many physical, social an…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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12
Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Gratitude is linked with many physical, social and emotional benefits and is an important skill to foster with children and youth. When choosing an action to do so, however, research indicates that if the activity is forced or feels like homework it isn’t a good match. The outcome isn’t authentic and the results fall short of the potential benefits that experiencing gratitude offers. The most effective gratitude activities are ones that engage children’s interests and strengths.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Mindfulness
Friendship
Kindness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/8-activities-to-foster-gratitude-with-children-youth
Learning Standards
Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others.
Duration
20 - 60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
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Red: A Crayon's Story

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a great elementary lesson to get started …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
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Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a great elementary lesson to get started on gender identity and pronouns. It is a safe exploration for students and teachers to start the conversation using a common elementary book.
Subject
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Pronouns
Gender Identity
Individuality
Stereotypes
Learning Standards
Communicate: Introduction of differences -- read Red: A Crayon`s Story Develop knowledge of gender specific vocabulary words -- What is a Pronoun: he, she, him, her, they. What is appropriate and inappropriate language may be introduced here depending on grade level. Connect and engage with others Social Responsibility: Encourage and develop respectful behaviour Encourage and develop critical thinking skills Encourage and develop empathy, build compassion and promote understanding Encourage and develop a classroom and school climate designed to build leadership Encourage and develop Ally behaviour Encourage and develop opportunities for all students to gain a more complex and authentic understanding of the world around them. Positive and Personal Cultural Identity: Encourage and develop awareness of gender identity
Duration
1 Week
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 11, 2017
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Red: A Crayon's Story

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 3 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 3 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new to teaching about gender identity and are looking for a safe way to explore the topic in class. This lesson uses the story "Red: A Crayon's Story" to talk about feelings and attitudes that people could have in various situations. This activity is about showing diversity and showing that it is ok to be different
Subject
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
Diversity
Identity
Gender
Bullying
Feelings
Learning Standards
Personal Awareness & Responsibility I can sometimes recognize emotions. I can use strategies that increase my feeling of well-being and help me manage my feelings and emotions Social Responsibility I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world. I can demonstrate respectful and inclusive behaviour. I am aware of how others may feel and take steps to help them feel included.
Duration
2 or 3 classes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 16, 2017
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The Way I Feel

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This story time and the follow-up activities are …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
This story time and the follow-up activities are designed to help preschool children learn to recognize and name different feelings. Children will also learn to identify their own feelings and express them. Recognizing feelings is an important skill. It is the first step towards other skills like getting along with others, demonstrating kindness towards others and learning how to respond to difficult feelings. This activity can be done at school or at home.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Empathy
Kindness
Emotional Awareness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-the-way-i-feel
Learning Standards
Children will learn to identify their feelings and express them.
Duration
15-20 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 4, 2017
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Youth Circles: Check-ins & Debriefs

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Circle Sharing can encourage students to feel sec…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Circle Sharing can encourage students to feel secure and calm. It encourages healthy relationships amongst youth in their classrooms and schools that promotes “integration”. According to author and psychiatrist Dan Seigel when we integrate within relationships, we honour differences between ourselves and others, This promotes linkages through compassionate understanding and communication. Integration creates harmony.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Empathy
Compassion
Self-Regulation
Conflict Resolution
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/youth-circles-check-ins-debriefs
Learning Standards
Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community.
Duration
10-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017