Social Skills Lesson Plan on Sharing

Instructor: Mary Beth Burns

Mary Beth has taught 1st, 4th and 5th grade and has a specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She is currently an assistant principal.

In this lesson plan, students will learn how to share. The teacher will engage the students in a read aloud, brainstorm ideas about what sharing does and doesn't look like, followed by a series of real-world application scenarios.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to share
  • Apply their knowledge of sharing to be able to share in real-life situations


45-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.6

Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.


  • Sharing
  • Taking turns
  • Patience


  • Read aloud text about sharing
  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • A toy
  • Chairs
  • Legos
  • Index cards
  • Crayons

Lesson Instructions

  • Gather the students for a read aloud about sharing. Tell the students to think about why it is important to share while they listen to the story. Here are some book suggestions:
    • 'Llama, Llama Time to Share' by Anna Dewdney
    • 'It's Mine!' by Leo Leonni
    • 'Should I Share My Ice Cream?' by Mo Willems
  • On a piece of chart paper (or a whiteboard), draw a T chart labeled 'Do' and 'Don't.' Lead a discussion about the do's and don'ts of sharing. Here are a few examples of what could be included on the T chart:
    • Do wait for someone to be finished before you use something.
    • Don't scream and cry if it is not your turn.
    • Do wait patiently.
    • Don't keep toys to yourself.
  • Model what it looks like to share. Call on a student to come to the front of the room and play with a toy. Act out what it looks like to share the toy with the student.

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