Executive functioning skills are the abilities in the brain that help kids plan, organize, initiate tasks, focus, and complete tasks. Read more about executive functioning skills here, or consider some resources to get started right away.
Resources for Elementary Learners:
A complete set of lessons and worksheets to teach about executive functioning skills in an age-appropriate way. Students will learn about organization, self-control, perseverance, and more.
Executive functioning task cards that teach a variety of executive functioning skills in an interactive way. Put them on a ring and discuss one a day, use as center work, and give for partner discussions.
Executive functioning short stories that explicitly teach executive functioning skills. Kids will connect with characters like “Oscar the Organizing Octopus” to learn about skills that matter.
Interactive play activities to teach executive functioning skills in an engaging way. Just read the script and perform the group activities to provide practice with executive functioning skills.
Visual posters with “I can” statements to remind students about staying focused, managing time, using self-control, and more.
A comprehensive assortment of executive functioning lessons, activities, task cards, and more for younger learners. Activities are fun, engaging, and age-appropriate for elementary students.
Need resources for older learners? Check out these executive functioning materials for young adults and more advanced students!