Mental Heath Activities and Teaching Resources for Students

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While addressing students’ mental health and wellbeing has always been a priority for educators, the social-emotional challenges brought on by the pandemic have highlighted the need for increased support for students’ mental health in the classroom. According to a recent poll from Gallup, three in 10 parents reported that their child’s emotional and mental health was suffering as a result of social distancing and school closures. If you’re looking for ways to actively support your students’ social-emotional wellbeing, here are some mental health and wellness activities you can use, both in your classroom and remotely.

12 Mental Health and Wellness Activities for Students of All Ages

Use these teaching resources and activities to connect elementary, middle, and high school students’ with the strategies they need to cope with and manage tough emotions.

Editable Google Slide Self-Care Chart Bundle

[EDITABLE| Google Slide SELF-CARE CHART Bundle by Tales of Patty Pepper
Not Grade Specific

Includes Google Apps™ The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace.

Self-Care Handouts for Teachers, Parents, and Students

Self-Care Handouts For Teachers, Parents And Students by Counselor Chelsey
Not Grade Specific

Positive Affirmations: Coloring Journal and Affirmation Cards

Positive Affirmations: Coloring Journal and Affirmation Cards by Allie Szczecinski with Miss Behavior
Not Grade Specific

Self-Care Village: 8 Simple Mini Books

Self-Care Village: Mindfulness Activities for Distance Learning by MissElephant
K-4th Grade

French Mental Health Check-In - Poster & Google Slides Template

French Mental Health Check-In – Poster & Google Slides Template by Parfaitement Parnell
K-10th Grade

Includes Google Apps™ The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace.

Mindfulness Meditations: 10 Guided Meditations

Mindfulness Meditations Destination Meditation 10 Guided Meditations by Bright Futures Counseling
1st-6th Grade

Compatible with Easel Activities: This PDF can be converted to an interactive version that you can assign to students to complete on a device, using Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Mental Health Coloring Pages: 8 Exciting Designs to Color

Mental Health Coloring Pages for Kids and Teachers: 8 Exciting Designs to Color by Glitter Meets Glue
1st-6th Grade

Includes Google Apps™ The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace.

Woodlan Wellness Warriors

School Counseling Bundle: Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude & Wellness by WholeHearted School Counseling
1st-8th Grade

Compatible with Easel Activities: This PDF can be converted to an interactive version that you can assign to students to complete on a device, using Easel by TpT. Learn more.

COVID-19 Social-Emotional Learning Journal for Mental Health and Emotional Awareness

Covid 19 Social Emotional Learning Journal – Mental Health & Emotional Awareness by One Curious World
3rd-8th Grade

Easel Activity Included: This resource includes an interactive version of the PDF that you can assign to students to complete on a device, using Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Mental Health Reading Passages

Mental Health Reading Passages | Questions | Annotations by StudentSavvy
5th-9th Grade

Compatible with Easel Activities: This PDF can be converted to an interactive version that you can assign to students to complete on a device, using Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Wellbeing Diary / Journal with Habit Tracker

Distance Learning SEL Well Being Printable and Digital Journal by Teachers Resource Force
6-12 Grade

Understanding and Coping with Difficult Emotions for Middle and High School

Social Skills Middle High School Understanding Coping with Anxiety Frustration by Success in Special Ed
7th-10th Grade 

Compatible with Easel Activities: This PDF can be converted to an interactive version that you can assign to students to complete on a device, using Easel by TpT. Learn more.


To discover even more educator-created resources for supporting students’ mental health and social-emotional needs, browse digital resources on TpT.