Social and emotional development activities for kids

Definition of social and emotional development: Interacting and cooperating with others, having relationships with family, friends, and teachers, and responding with empathy to the feelings of others. These activities encourage kids to develop their social and emotional skills.

41 Social & emotional development activities

Monkey and Two Cats

Story by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Moral of the story: When two quarrel the third one benefits.

Family Clothespin Dolls

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Act out family activities with very simple clothespin dolls.

Father and His Sons

Story by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

The moral of this story: United we stand, divided we will fall.

Emma's First Crush

Story by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

A girl talks about her first crush with her grandma. She even gets courage enough to tell the boy she likes him.

Daniel's First Crush

Story by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

A boy talks about his first crush with his mom. He even tells the girl he likes her - and experiences an unexpected reaction!

Swetha and the Carpenter

Story by: Pooju

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

A story of the relationship between a sweet little girl and the carpenter who made her rocking chair.

My First Loose Tooth

Story by: masamom

Ages: 48 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

A child tells the story of her first loose tooth and feelings about the experience.

Build a Human Snowman

Game by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Use craft supplies to create an indoor snowman in this seasonal game.

Rahul and His Grandpa

Story by: Pooju

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Story of the valuable relationship between children and their grandparents.

Jealous of Jenny

Story by: AugustW

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Aria's new baby sister takes all of Mommy's time. Can Aria learn to love little Jenny?

Olivia's Bedtime Routine

Story by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Following a bedtime routine

Kate's Special Gift

Story by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Kate is excited to see her parents again after a little time apart. This story explores child's feelings when parents are away and the excitement...

Mother's Day Surprise

Story by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Macy and Ben show their love on Mother's Day with a special breakfast in bed.

My Own Butterfly Greeting Card

Arts & Crafts by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

This activity will help your child create their own greeting card!

Grandma Loves Me

Song by: Linda O

Ages: 6 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

This baby's lullaby establishes rapport and helps beginning word recognition.

The Greeting Game

Game by: sumana

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time:

This group activity teaches children to politely greet one another.

The Faithful Dog

Story by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

The Master's is a very faithful pet. He shows us his intelligence and loyalty in this short story.

The Weaver and the Cow Herder

Story by: Susanna

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

A Chinese and Japanese folk story that explains the celebration of Tanabata celebrated on July 7.

Waiting Song

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 3 mins

Builds patience for babies, toddlers and younger kids. Singing the waiting song lets them know that [ person / food / thing ] is on the way and...

The Pepperpond Frogs

Story by: AugustW

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

A family of frogs must find a new home and think carefully about the best option. The story illustrates the advice to "look before you leap."