Conflict Resolution Strategies Counseling Group - Peacekeepers and Friendships


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

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Conflict resolution is critical for helping students build and maintain strong friendships. This easy-to-implement 8-week elementary school counseling small group will allow students to practice being peacekeepers rather than pirates. Students will learn how to resolve conflicts and how to implement conflict resolution strategies within their friendships both inside and outside of the classroom. Students will learn various coping strategies to help with conflict resolution, as well as learn what causes conflicts and even help others resolve conflicts.

Group Outline

Week 1: Introduction and establishing group norms

Week 2: Understanding when conflicts arise

Week 3: The causes of conflicts

Week 4: Coping strategies

Week 5: Conflict resolution tools

Week 6: The power of ‘I statements’

Week 7: Solving every day conflicts

Week 8: Helping others resolve conflicts


 Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms

 Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session

 Outlines: Easy to follow outlines with clear objectives

Journal: Self-reflections with writing prompts

Games & Activities: A wide variety of games and activities each week

Ice Breakers: Different conversation starters every week

 Self-Assessments: Pre and post group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!

Icebreakers Include:

  • Discussion Card Game
  • Discussion Dice Game
  • Discussion Video Activity
  • Matching Game
  • Sides of the Room Game
  • Sorting Game
  • Foldable Activity
  • Charades Game

Activities Include:

  • Board Game
  • 4 Foldable Activities
  • Crafts
  • 2 Different Interactive Worksheets
  • Role Play Scenarios
  • Interactive Discussion Activity

Activities are available in both color and B&W and can easily be turned into an interactive notebook!


Each week students will develop conflict resolution skills they can use at home and in school to help them better maintain friendships, work in groups, deal with frustrations, build confidence, and have a better overall quality of life.

At a minimum, being in this counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop confidence through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.


With easy-to-implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder. The self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, and parents, or in your program report.

Also, make sure to track your data and compile it in an end-of-the-year report. Here is an outline I created to make it easy!

Who is this Group Designed For?

From Pirates to Peacekeepers is designed for small groups of students in grades 3-6 who need help resolving conflicts. It can also be modified to work for other grades and individual lessons.


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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mollie S. "My group really loved the games included and the instructions were easy to follow..."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Grant D. "This is an outstanding group! Everything is ready to go as is and my kids love the pirate theme. Thanks!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charismatic Counselor "I am super excited about using this with a group of 4th graders. The 8 week lessons look amazing, interactive, and fun. I love the idea of changing them from pirates to peacemakers. Thanks for the materials!"

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