Best Free Social Skills Videos

List of the best social skills videos on the web

Social skills videos are a great option for bringing quick social skills lessons into the classroom. We've scoured the internet, searching through hours of social skills videos, to create this list of some of the best social skills videos out there. Some videos present real-life social skills situations that kids face each day, and some present the key social skills in general that kids need for life. Combine some of these videos with our list of social skills activities for your next social skills lesson. These social skills videos are geared toward elementary aged students.

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Social skills video about a mean girl who learns a lesson in kindness

The Meanest Girl in 2nd Grade

Social Skills: empathy, kindness, respect
Grade level: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
This video helps kids learn social skills about how to treat others with respect and kindness. When the bully's friends choose not to be bystanders, the girl learns to think about other people's feelings.

Social skills video about accepting no for an answer

Accepting no for an answer

Social Skills: respect, communication skills
Grade level: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
A short social skills video made by a student that shows the how to accept "no" with respect and calm.

Social skills video about accepting no for an answer

Rock Paper Scissors- Be together not the same

Social Skills: respect, tolerance, bullying, appreciating differences
Grade level: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
A cute video about unlikely friends who overcome bullies. This social skills video teaches kindness, empathy, respect for people who are different than you.

Social skills video about taking turns speaking

Social Skills Training- Taking Turns Speaking

Social Skills: communication skills, respect, consideration
Grade level: k, 1, 2, 3, 4
A live action social skills video showing examples of good social skills- taking turns speaking, and bad social skills- interrupting.

Social skills video with multi-cultural students discussing empathy

Multi-cultural students talk Empathy

Social Skills: empathy, caring, respect
Grade level: 3, 4, 5 +
Interviews with multi-cultural students from Bronx public schools show kids what empathy is with examples. This social skills video is from the Start Empathy project, a good resource for teachers looking to increase empathy at school.

Social Skills videos from Sesame Street

Sesame Street on Social Skills

Social Skills: empathy, respect, kindness, conlict resolution, inclusiveness, more
Grade level: Pre-k, Kindergarten, 1
Made for younger students, these social skills videos feature the Sesame Street characters and famous personalities singing and talking about good social skills. There are a lot of them, but get started with these social skills videos on: patience, sharing, inclusion, empathy, conflict, and respect

Social skills video about kindness and empathy

Color your World with Kindness

Social Skills: kindness, empathy
Grade level: k , 1,2, 3, 4, 5
Pretty social skill video that shows kids how to bring kindness into other people's days.

Social Skills videos from Class Dojo on perseverance, empathy

Class Dojo

Social Skills: empathy, perseverance
Grade level: k ,1,2,3,4,5
These cute animated social skills videos teach kids about empathy and perseverance.

Social Skills video about kindness from Kid President

Kid President's 20 Things we should say more often

Social Skills: kindness, perseverance, respect, caring
Grade level: elementary, middle school, high school
On of Kid President's best videos about social skills, encouaging each of us to treat others with kindness, courtesy, respect, and caring.

Social skills video about respect written by a school counselor

School Counselor Rob

Social Skills: respect, kindness
Grade level: 2, 3, 4, 5 +
School Counselor Rob is an elementary school counselor in a school comprised of “95% Hispanic students 90% of which are economically disadvantaged. He has his own style of presenting social skills lessons that resonates with students. Try these social skills videos on respect and kindness.

Social skills video treating with kindness, courtesy, respect

Use Polite Words

Social Skills: respect, kindness
Grade level: kindergarten, 1, 2
A quick social skills video that shows kids a real life situation about how to use good social skills with the lunch server. Shows that treating others with respect and politeness helps you get treated kindly in return.

Social skills video about what teaching social emotional learning is important

Why teach social skills?

Social Skills: empathy, caring, respect
Grade level: Adults
If you need to convince adults about why teaching kids social skills is important, this video from Ashoka’s Start Empathy Initiative is a great start. The Start Empathy Initiative also features empathy lessons and activities.

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Find all these videos on our YouTube Playlist or explore our Social Skills Activities or this definition of What are social skills?.

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