Social Emotional Learning

Kids who participate in social emotional learning activities like The Daily Mile are better fit for life. The Daily Mile can easily be part of your SEL curriculum. Physical activity promotes self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. It is 100% free for your school family. Forever.

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The Daily Mile is a free social emotional learning activity for your SEL curriculum. 

Social Emotional Learning activities like The Daily Mile empower children to thrive. Many studies show that SEL has a positive impact on academic performance.  As a free, easy and fun physical SEL activity, The Daily Mile helps students to …

  • Improve their emotional health and wellbeing
  • From positive relationships and teamwork
  • Improve their academic performance
  • Learn to set and meet goals

The initiative is highly recommended by teachers, principals, and health professionals around the country, and is backed by university research.

What is The Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is a life-changing opportunity for children and the adults who lead them. It is a solution to healthier, happier, more engaged students! The Daily Mile is a whole-child movement that takes kids outdoors to run, jog, roll or walk for 15-minutes each day. But it’s so much more than that. Created by an elementary school principal and her students, it is proven, effective, and sustainable. The Daily Mile is free for your school family … forever. 

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Free Activities and Worksheets for SEL Curriculum

Use the free, printable resources below to seamlessly incorporate The Daily Mile into your SEL curriculum. Join the Movement to access exclusive Daily Mile member resources.

Social Emotional Learning mood meter manage emotions

Understand & Manage Emotions

  • Mood Meter – Help students learn to recognize & express emotions. Encourage conversations about feelings, reduce tension, and relieve stress in the classroom. 😀 
  • Journal of Joy – Help students improve their self-esteem with activities. 🧠 Also available in Spanish
  • Class Bubble Poster – Let kids express their emotions on their way back in from The Daily Mile. ✏️
  • A Year in Pixels – Help student learn to recognize and understand their emotions over the course of a year by coloring in a square. 

Social Emotional Learning Set Goals

Set & Meet Goals

  • Self-Assessment – Allow students to check their progress & track their performance with The Daily Mile.  🏅
  • 21 Day Tracker – Try The Daily Mile for 21 days and form this beneficial habit! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
  • Class Evaluation – Try The Daily Mile for four weeks & track the results. It’s all the proof you’ll need to keep going! 🍎
  • BINGO – Have your students complete these fun activities before, during, or after The Daily Mile. 👟
  • Badges Challenge – Choose from one of these challenges to encourage participation & setting goals with a fun outdoor activity. 🌞

Social Emotional Learning Kindness Calendar

Foster Positive Relationships

  • Kindness Calendar – Let’s make a world full of kindness! Encourage empathy, compassion, and compromise among your students or children with The Daily Mile Kindness Calendar. 📅
  • Time Capsule – Celebrate the beginning & end of a school year with a time capsule. Have students draw or write their Daily Mile goals for the year when school starts, and enjoy the memories when school gets out. ⌛
  • Class Banner – Motivate your whole class to do The Daily Mile together. Post these award banners each time the class achieves a Daily Mile goal.🏅

Social Emotional Learning Good Note Home

Make Good Decisions

  • Class Reward Coupons – Encourage good decision making with coupons that reward good behavior. Includes 20 rewards that won’t cost you a cent! 🤩
  • Extra Mile Good Note Home – Is there a hard-to-reach student that needs to know you care? Was one being a good friend during The Daily Mile? This Extra Mile Note Home reinforces good behavior & improves self-esteem! 😀  Also available in Spanish.

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