Elementary School

Play-Based SEL for Foundational Skill-Building

Active lessons and exciting toolkits give young learners a strong start that helps them flourish

Elementary school girl
Engaging Workbooks Students Will Want to Use
Designed according to developmental needs of learners at each grade level, Wayfinder toolkits build critical skills through art and writing activities students love

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“We do Wayfinder every Monday, and when we don’t do it they are begging for it! It’s a really beautiful, beautiful time.”
Meghan Cobb
Teton Lower School Faculty + Division Coordinator, Jackson Hole, WY

See Our Elementary SEL Curriculum in Action

Watch a short video to see why elementary school teachers love our curriculum.

SEL for Classroom + Community Engagement

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Wayfinder Collections

Learning That Fits Your Schools’ Needs

With our curated Collections, you can address your students’ specific needs and interests, with topics like managing big feelings, anti-bullying and mindful games.

Activity Library

Quick, Fun, Lightweight Activities
Quick activities as short as 1 minute make it easy to add energy, focus, and community building to any part of your day
SEL At Home activities connect classroom learning to real life and give families more ways to connect
Games, videos, art, and music make SEL fun and hands-on
Activities for designed for Pre-K and emerging learners meet students where they’re at

Core Curriculum

6 Years of Research-Backed Lessons With Little Prep

Students understand + manage their feelings and act with care when engaging in movement and play.

1st Grade

Students explore what it means to listen and cooperate with others by working and playing together.

2nd Grade

Students understand themselves + their impact on others by exploring powerful feelings and important relationships.

3rd Grade

Students build independence, understand themselves, and support each other by exploring what is meaningful to them.

4th Grade

Students create belonging by exploring similarities and differences to help them make sense of the world at large.

5th Grade

Students develop leadership skills by exploring strengths and passions.

Wayfinder Brings Play + Connection to All Parts of Your Day

Community Circle
Cooperative Lessons, Relationship-Building
Academic Classes
English, Social Studies, Math, Science
Extracurriculars + Specials
Art, Music, PE, Clubs, Sports
Support + Intervention
Counseling, MTSS, Student Wellness Centers

Comprehensive SEL to Build Empathy + Compassion

Develop keen self-awarenessImproved bodily awareness helps students address their needs and respect others’ space
Build healthy self-esteem and strong relationship skillsStudents understand their strengths and learn to communicate clearly + intentionally
Students notice, identify, and regulate their emotionsThrough play-based practice, students develop strategies for responding to strong emotions

Download a sample to see our curriculum in action!

Your sample will include:
Elementary School Lesson
Elementary School Activity
Scope + Sequence
Getting Started Video