Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preschool Activities that Meet Social Emotional Standards


It's Wednesday, which means it's time for some activities aligned to a specific standard.  This is the seventh week of this feature, and we're still on social emotional standards. (The Standards that I use every day, and am most comfortable with are Ohio's Early Learning Development Standards - you can review them here, however I've found that even if your State's standards differ, many of these activities can still be aligned similarly). I've rounded up some great ideas today!
Domain: Social Emotional Development
Strand: Relationships
Topic: Peer Interactions and Relationships

Peer interactions involve so much more than just playing together.  Children learn cooperative behaviors, negotiation skills, teamwork, and conflict resolution through repeated interaction and by watching others' interactions.  Here are some activities that encourage these skills:


This partner game is meant for Christmas, but could easily be adapted for any season - from Chicfluff

Lego Listening Game from Stories and Children

A ton of cooperative games from Moments A Day

Use teamwork to build something - this idea is from Joyful Learning in KC

Make a cooperative art project, like this one from Strong Start

Hopefully these ideas will give you a great start - in preschool almost any activity can involve peer interaction!

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