Character is Cool Skillastics®

(3 customer reviews)


Character is Cool Skillastics® enhances the SEL development of students in an active, cooperative learning environment.

  • Aligned with the SEL Core Competencies
  • Aligned with the National PE Standards
  • Curriculum Unit Included
  • Includes Digital Programming Lessons from a Mindfulness Specialist
    • Includes Group or Staff led Discussions on Character Traits


Character is Cool Cooperative Learning

Cooperative Learning and Team Building Activities that Focus on Social and Emotional Learning

Character is Cool Skillastics® creatively integrats character traits such as sportsmanship, respect, responsibility, teamwork, caring and honesty into the celebrated Skillastics® technique. Each of the 26 physical activities are associated with a specific character trait, allowing instructors to build on each character trait, helping students to become their best selves and to achieve their best work. The physical activities for children that are included in this cooperative learning environment provide the tools for each child to strive for.

The digital mindfulness lessons individually highlight each of the 26 activities.  The mindfulness specialist talks about the activity, why it’s associated with the character trait, and elaborates on lessons that can be learned from the experience.  This 5–7-minute mindfulness lesson balances movement and SEL perfectly.   It even allows students the option of journaling about the experience.

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Great for:

  • Physical Education
  • AfterSchool and 21st Century Learning Programs
  • Expanded Learning Programs
  • Bully Awareness Programs
  • Character Education Initiatives


Character is Cool Skillastics® Includes: Character is Cool Cooperative Learning

  • 5’ x 7’ Oversize Mat
  • 6, (20” x 27”) Miniature Mats
  • 26, Laminated Task Cards (used for practice and familiarization prior to play)
  • Curriculum Unit containing National PE Standards Alignment, Assessments, Rubrics, & Lesson Plans (Download)
  • 26, 5-7-Minute Digital Mindfulness Lessons – Project on wall or screen or can be used remotely (Online)
  • Colorful, Detailed Instructional Manual (includes assessment exercises) (Download)
  • Animated Instructional DVD (includes examples of how to do each of the 26 activities and why each activity is associated with that activity) (Online)
  • Talking points that help the instructor expand on the character traits and how they transfer into everyday life.
  • 6, Multi-Colored Foam Dice
  • 6, Multi-Colored Beanbag Markers
  • Convenient Storage Backpack

Character is Cool Cooperative LearningTargets:

  • 3rd thru 8th Grade

3 reviews for Character is Cool Skillastics®

  1. Tammy – May 2017

    This is a great way to do Fitness Skillastics and address character ed topics at the same time. Our students at PRES love being active while playing this life size game. We, as PE teachers, love that we can do this activity with a large group of students and everyone is active together.

  2. Marta

    This is an awesome activity that allows students to be physically active while also learning about positive character traits.

  3. Barbara

    Character development should be embedded in everything we do as physical educators. This activity allows teachers to easily instruct students about various character traits, all while still being activity and having FUN! My district purchased a kit for each of our elementary schools (155) and the teachers have enjoyed having this in their toolbox of awesome instructional materials for quality physical education.

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