TEACH KIDS ABOUT GRIT AND RESILIENCE WITH THESE FUN FORTUNE TELERS!
Children love using this fun growth mindset 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 growth mindset 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 different ways to build a growth mindset, 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 SEL skills.
Why Teach Kids About Growth Mindset?
Research tells us that cultivating a growth mindset is the surest path to developing the kind of positive self-talk which is foundational for self-efficacy and a strong internal locus of control. Having a growth mindset is like having a compass which points to the “next step” when invariable mistakes and missteps happen. So instead of giving up, having a growth mindset inspires us to get up, get creative, get to Plan-B (or C or D :), get moving, and get growing!
Ways to Use This SEL Activity
- Integrate this growth mindset 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, too!
Looking for other SEL themes, be sure to check out our Social Emotional Learning Fortune Teller Bundle! You can also find other growth mindset activities, like our card game and quiz show lesson by clicking here.