Responsible Decision Making- Making Good Choices

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WHAT does it mean to make good choices?

Making good choices means that you are able to find peaceful solutions when problems come up.  It also means you decide what is right for you by understanding the choices involved & choosing what feels safe & good to you.

Suggested Activities

Just a note- most of the videos listed are found on YouTube Kids, which require an adult to help them access it.  YouTube Kids is a more contained environment and makes it easier for parents and caregivers to guide them while they explore YouTube.

1. Go over the Stop, Think, & Choose graphic.  Throughout the day practice stopping, thinking, and choosing together.  For example, what to eat for breakfast, how to set up for the school day, etc.

PreK & Kinder

2. Look over the Tools for Making Good Choices & go over examples of different situations in which they could use the tools.  

3. Watch the How to Make Good Choices video and discuss how Stopping, Thinking/Breathing, and then Choosing (or Red, Yellow, Green) is helpful

1. Look over the Tools for Making Good Choices & go over examples of different situations in which they could use the tools.  

1st & 2nd

2. Complete the Good Choices/ Bad Choices sheet and then go back to the Making Good Choices Tools and decide which tools would have been helpful in the different situations.

3. Watch the How to Make Good Choices video and think about the Red, Yellow, Green technique (Stop, Breathe, Choose).  Create your own traffic light as a reminder to of what to do when you need to make a choice.

1. Complete the Good Choices Scenarios- review the different situations given and choose the best choice.  

3rd & 4th

2. Listen to the story What if Everyone Did That? What were some the actions & consequences in the stories? What do you think the point of the story is? What does it have t do with making good choices? 

3. Look over the 5 point scale & Decision Making sheet.  Fill it out using tough choice you've had to make.  Would you have done things differently?

1. Look over the 5 point scale & Decision Making sheet.  Fill it out using tough choice you've had to make.  Would you have done things differently?

5th

2. Use the Making Choices graphic organzier for something fun like what movie should I watch- as a way to practice! Then,next time you have a more challenging decision to make, try it out and see f it helps you choose what's best for you.

3. Watch the How to Make Good Choices video and think about the Red, Yellow, Green technique (Stop, Breathe, Choose).  Create your own traffic light as a reminder to of what to do when you need to make a choice. Extend- come up with your own method for making good choices and share it with us!