Published: | By: Committee for Children Topics: Activities, Curriculum, Early Learning, Parenting, Social-Emotional Learning Welcoming a New Neighbor—Activity Learning how to welcome new people to the neighborhood is fun and easy with this game for preschoolers and their families. Age 3-5 The first thing children learn in the Second Step Early Learning Program is how to welcome someone new to class as a way to show they care. They learn how to introduce themselves, say something kind, and do something kind. In this game adapted from the Second Step: Social-Emotional Skills for Early Learning Program, you can help your child practice the skill of welcoming someone new. Download and Print Directions Play a game with your child to practice welcoming someone. Say: We’re going to play a welcoming game. Pretend I am your age and I just moved in next door. You are meeting me for the first time. How can you welcome me? Help your child do the following: • Say hello and tell you his or her name • Ask if you want to play • Show you some of his or her toys Then play with your child to show you feel welcome! Like this activity? We’re adding more K-8 classroom activities to our Free Activities page all the time. They’re easy to find—just visit cfchildren.org/resources/free-activities/ for grade-specific, K-8 classroom activities that align with our Second Step Suite. Learn more about social-emotional learning, research on the topic, and how it benefits students in the classroom, at home, and in their daily lives.