Social Skills School Counseling Small Group + Friendship & Conflict Resolution


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

Digital Download

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Looking for a ready-to-use social skills small group? You'll love this 8-week school counseling social skills small group that includes weekly outlines with objectives aligned to CASEL Standards and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors. This curriculum includes everything you need to run a successful social skills small group including self-assessments to make data tracking easy.

Students will learn how to make and maintain friends by using effective communication skills, how to respond to socially difficult situations, and how to practice reading non-verbal communication.

This curriculum is full of fun and memorable group work to keep students engaged. Think charades, movement-based activities, and board games! Plus it's a super fun surfing theme!

Social Skills Group Outline:

Week 1: Engaging with Peers and Adults Appropriately

Week 2: Reading Non-verbal Communication

Week 3: Making Friends Using Effective Communication Skills

Week 4: Maintaining Friendships

Week 5: Conflict Resolution

Week 6: Responding to Socially Difficult Situations

Week 7: Understanding Others' Feelings - Empathy and Perspective Taking

Week 8: Responding in Social Situations


  • 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.

Lessons/Activities Included:

  • Listening Game
  • Task Cards
  • Charades
  • Sorting Activity
  • Matching Game
  • Coping Skills Craft
  • Discussion Dice
  • Flipbook Craft
  • Board Game
  • Foldable Activity

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