TEACH KIDS ABOUT WAYS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT WITH THESE FUN FORTUNE TELERS
Children love using this fun conflict resolution activity. After all, what kid do you know who doesn’t love a good old fashioned fortune teller? Your students will be super engaged as they put together and play their very own unique game!
First, students will refer to the list of the top 50 kid-friendly conflict resolution strategies that’s included in this resource. Second, they will identify 8 of the most helpful and meaningful tools. Then they will write them down on one of the templates. Next, students assemble their fortune teller, which involves following directions and using other executive functioning skills. And last but not least, they get to play! Best of all, when students use their fortune teller, they get to review conflict resolution skills, which is critical to social emotional learning . In short, your students will be begging to play more, all the while building a skill that will help them to cultivate healthy social skills.
Why Teach Kids About Conflict Resolution?
Conflict is one of those inevitable parts of living. One of the most important jobs we educators have is to teach young people how to navigate through conflict in a way which helps to build & repair relationships, as compared to sever or hurt relationships. Peacefully dealing with conflict can be an opportunity for growth, as compared to something that is feared, avoided, or pushed away. Resolving conflict can be a way to understand ourselves better and to understand others better. In addition, it helps us to develop empathy, to cultivate resiliency, and to tap into our creativity by thinking outside of the box to come up with solutions.
Ways to Use This SEL Activity
- Integrate this conflict resolution activity into your social emotional learning curriculum.
- Tons of fun for small groups and lunch bunches
- Use fortune tellers as solution focused tool when counseling individual students.
- Interactive paper craft activity is fun to do at home with the family.
Looking for other SEL themes, be sure to check out our Social Emotional Learning Fortune Teller Bundle! You can also find other conflict resolution activities, such as our step by step guide to be a peaceful problem solver, by clicking here.