Try Something New Activity

Looking for easy-to-implement social and emotional learning activities for your classroom? These mini-lessons may be mini in size, but deliver a big impact.

Activity: Trying something new can bring up a lot of challenging emotions. This mini-lesson will give students a chance to develop their self-awareness, decision-making skills, and self-regulation of emotions as they reflect on why trying new things is important and how being curious can help. Trying new things that feel true, small, and brave is a big accomplishment! 

Themes: Self-awareness, Decision-making, Self-management

Grades: 3-5

Time: 30 minutes

Essential Questions: Why is it important to try new things? Where do you have opportunities to try new things?

Student Action: Students practice trying something new. This can be challenging and often requires curiosity and the willingness to be brave and take risks.

Program Connections: This activity supports all lessons in our ThinkGive Elementary School programs, as students are invited to take actions that are new and/or stretch into their courage zone. Want to learn more? Visit Our Programs page.

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