Conflict Resolution & Size of the Problem Small Group


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

Digital Download

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Looking for a ready-to-use small group that will empower students to resolve conflicts on their own? You'll love this complete 8-week conflict resolution & size of the problem small group. This curriculum includes everything you need to run a successful school counseling small group including self-assessments to make data tracking easy. The included weekly outlines are aligned with CASEL Standards and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

Students will gain a better understanding of why conflicts arise in their social interactions. They will then learn to identify the size of different 'problems' so they can use appropriate conflict resolution techniques. Lastly, they will practice using humor and compromise in different scenarios. I designed this group to be very practical so students can begin using the strategies right away in their own relationships and interactions.

Conflict Resolution Group Outline:

Week 1: Feelings Recognition

Week 2: Identify Coping Skills

Week 3: Identifying the Size of the Problem

Week 4: Resolving Conflicts using I-Statements

Week 5: Conflict Resolution using Humor

Week 6: Conflict Resolution using Compromise

Week 7: Asking for Help

Week 8: Conflict Resolution Scenarios

Lessons/Activities Included:

  • Scoot Game
  • Board Game
  • Charades
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Cootie Catcher
  • Crafts
  • Interactive Worksheets
  • Role Play Cards
  • Puzzles

Here is what's included each week:

  • Outlines: Easy to implement outlines with ASCA and CASEL-aligned objectives
  • Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms.
  • Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session.
  • Self-Assessments: Pre and post-group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!
  • Engaging games and activities: I include everything you need to run each session. Simply print each week before the students arrive and you are ready to go.


Each week students will learn conflict resolution tools they can use at home and school to help them establish and maintain relationships. In addition, they will learn how to use different conflict resolution strategies based on the size of the problem.

At a minimum, being in the counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop important social skills through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.


With easy-to-implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder.

The included self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, and parents, or in your program report.

Who is this Group Designed For?

This conflict resolution small group is designed for students in grades 4-6 but it can be modified to work with students across different grade levels.

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