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

Tea Party

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child basic etiquette and dining motor skills in an imaginative environment.

Emotional Charades

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Play a goofy game of facial charades.

The Easter Story of Jesus

Story by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Tell the story of Jesus in a simple way.

Thankful Leaves

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Create art to encourage thankfulness.

Grace's First Trip to the Dentist

Story by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Explain a visit to the dentist and ease anxiety associated with going to the dentist.

Paper Plate Bunny Face Photo Prop

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 35 mins

Create a cute photo prop for Easter or spring.

Fall Floor Tic-Tac-Toe

Game by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Enjoy a cute seasonal variation of this classic childhood game.

New Year's Countdown Balloon Pop

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 6 hours

Countdown the hours until New Year's with these family activities.

Roll and Draw Gingerbread Man Game

Game by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Review numbers and following directions to create a gingerbread man in this seasonal game.

Recycled Earth Day Crayons

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 40 mins

Encourage recycling and celebrate Earth Day with this hands-on activity.

Father's Day Picture Frame

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour

Show dad how much you love him with this unique gift.

Egg Carton Flower Craft

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour 20 mins

Celebrate Mother's Day by giving her flowers that last forever.

What Color Car?

Game by: tinymont

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This game can be played by children familiar with vehicles, such as construction, civil service and public transportation.

Paper Plate Face

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Explore happy and sad emotions by sliding eyes and mouth strip

Swetha Visits A Doctor

Story by: Pooju

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This story tells how a little girl learned about health and oral hygiene.

Good Manners

Story by: sumana

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity will help your child to learn good manners

How I Feel

Story by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Teach your child about their own emotions using pictures of babies or themselves.

Emotions: Happy & Sad Collage

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Create a collage showing happy and sad faces.

Momotaro, the Peach Boy

Story by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time:

A Japanese folk tale about a helpful and generous boy who came from a peach.

Understanding and Categorizing Animals

Arts & Crafts by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This is a group activity where kids categorize and sort animals onto a self made craft board.