Life Skills Activities for Kids
While we educate our children on reading and writing and arithmetic, few schools do much of anything to teach kids about the skills needed for e everyday life. Emotional intelligence, social skills, character education, handling adversity--these important life skills and more tend to be entirely neglected by adults. Many children grow up in homes where emotions are repressed, and among most families, difficult situations are either hidden from children or brushed under the rug rather than openly discussed. If you look at society at large, very few adults have even a rudimentary understanding about psychology, be it their own or that of others around them. As a result, most children grow up receiving little to no guidance about issues that can impact them in their everyday life. This happens despite the fact that social and emotional intelligence is even more important to a child's future success than is intellectual IQ. (add refs)
That is the reason why we've begun work on these life skills resources for teachers. This section contains worksheets, coloring pages, x games, and educational curriculum activities on various aspects of life training: Emotional IQ, empathy, bullying, social skills, multicultural diversity and tolerance, handling failure and adversity, as well as many other important skills to help children through life. We're just in the beginning phases of this project, and will continue adding materials as they are developed, so if there's something you'd like to see here, drop us an email and less us know!