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SEL Matters: SEL in A Squiggle

#5 SML User Content 2020
Grade Level Grades 3-8
Resource Type Activity


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SEL in A Squiggle Directions:

1) Distribute a "squiggle" to each student. 

2) Distribute the same materials to each student (pencil and crayons, markers, etc). Everyone should have the same tools. 

3) Let kiddos turn their squiggles into whatever they like. Give them a set amount of time. I give 30 minutes, but that is because I'm using the time to talk to students while they color to gather information. ("What's your favorite color?" or "What made you turn this into a cat? Do you have a cat?" 

4) Ask everyone to line their drawings up. Have students discuss how the squiggles all started off the same, but they evolved into something personal and meaningful. Allow time to share. 

Enjoy this SEL in a Squiggle Exercise?

Check out more free lesson plans and resources in Share My Lesson's Learning at Home: Grades 3-5 Collection or Learning at Home: Grades 6-8 Collection.



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February 29, 2020
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2 Reviews
Awesome activity
I used this resource as a simple doosle and draw activity and was amazed with the variety of student responses. Each students’ work was unique and they were thoroughly engaged during the activity. It was interesting to hear their version or interpretation of their drawings.
Upneesh Kaur
September 10, 2023
easy, fun and has meaning
May 20, 2020