Importance of Likes and Dislikes to Pre-K Students: SEL Lesson

Pre KindergartenLesson: 513

Importance of Likes and Dislikes to Pre-K Students: SEL Lesson

Yay! Pre-kindergartners are at the exciting age of being honest about themselves! One way to be self-honest is to tell themselves the truth about their likes and dislikes. In this SEL lesson, pre-kindergartners learn the concept of likes and dislikes and the importance of being truthful about them.

A very interactive class discussion opens this social-emotional learning lesson. The students participate by sharing their likes and dislikes. Then, the teacher explains how being honest about these can help the students with many of their life decisions.

"Understanding their likes and dislikes helps pre-kindergartners develop interests in different areas of their lives."

To serve as an SEL activity, the class is taught with multiple songs about things they like and don’t like. They sing and dance along with these songs, which help them remember the lesson concepts and have fun.

The lesson ends with the students reciting a favorite cheer and marking the Positive Behavior Chart. The pre-kindergartners come away from the class with a newfound understanding of how being honest with themselves about their likes and dislikes makes them feel good about themselves.

Understanding their likes and dislikes helps pre-kindergartners develop interests in different areas of their lives. In school, their likes and dislikes can help them find the academic subjects they can excel in, the clubs they want to join, and the learning strategy that is most effective for them. At home, they can learn what hobbies bring them satisfaction and enhance their brain performance. In terms of relationships, pre-kindergartners can build healthy and fulfilling connections with people with the same interests.

It is important for pre-kindergartners to practice being honest with themselves about their likes and dislikes, as these guide them toward a better understanding of themselves. In this lesson, pre-kindergartners are encouraged to be truthful about their interests, which can help their overall social and emotional development.

Pasela is a digital product presented by

Find out more

©2024 Positive Action, Inc. All rights reserved.

Terms of Use/Privacy Policy/Contact Us/Feedback