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Easily Integrate Engaging Activities and Curriculum to Build Connection, Community and Belonging

Kikori is an experiential Social Emotional Learning (eSEL) approach that makes it easy and joyful for educators to cultivate the ideal classroom environment for learning and transformation for ALL students.
Cultivate a Culture
of Empathy
From Morning Meeting to Closing Circle and every moment in between, Kikori provides research-backed activities and curriculum to help you cultivate connections in your classroom.
Deepen Learning Through Experiential Practices
Activities involving play and reflection empower students to take ownership of their learning, leading to more engaged and intrinsically motivated students in their education.
Find all your eSEL needs in one place
Kikori makes it easy to find and lead effective experiential SEL practices that transform your teaching and students’ learning, saving precious time for those who need it most.

What is Kikori?

Kikori is a research-backed approach that combines experiential education and social-emotional learning to increase social connections, deepen learning, and create lasting impact. Kikori makes it easy for individuals, schools, and districts to:

Apply brain-based science to build lasting connections, community, and belonging

Utilize purposeful play and intentional reflection for deeper, more impactful learning

Build critical skills that support executive functioning, social interactions, and learning

Cultivate and maintain caring school climates for students and educators

Schools

Get started today!

Sign up free anytime to explore our basic activities and curriculum, and meet with our team to learn about school-wide solutions that include comprehensive curriculum, training, and coaching packages. Kikori solutions are easily accessible from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Sign up free anytime to explore our basic activities and curriculum, and meet with our team to learn about school-wide solutions that include comprehensive curriculum, training, and coaching packages. Kikori solutions are easily accessible from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Sign up free anytime to explore our basic activities and curriculum, and meet with our team to learn about school-wide solutions that include comprehensive curriculum, training, and coaching packages. Kikori solutions are easily accessible from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Sign up free anytime to explore our basic activities and curriculum, and meet with our team to learn about school-wide solutions that include comprehensive curriculum, training, and coaching packages. Kikori solutions are easily accessible from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Educators

Schools

Organizations

Get started today!

Sign up free anytime to explore our basic activities and curriculum, and meet with our team to learn about school-wide solutions that include comprehensive curriculum, training, and coaching packages. Kikori solutions are easily accessible from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Check out our latest educator resources!

Testimonials

"As a former social worker and now the founder of a school focused on social emotional learning, I cannot recommend Kikori enough. This tool is a must-have for our staff to provide personalized support for our students!"

Valerie Groth

-Val Groth, Founder and CEO, Ryan Banks Academy

No matter where, how, or who you teach,
Kikori was designed to support you.

Join a growing community of educators who contribute unique eSEL activities every day!

Filter activities by categories like:

  • Ice Melters

  • Energizers

  • Team Builders

  • Problem Solvers

  • Reflections

  • Community Service

...and more!

Kikori Accessible via a web app and mobile apps (App Store, GooglePlay)

Follow our monthly eSEL Calendar (Elementary or Advisory) where every day includes:

  • Morning Message & Advisory Announcements

  • Daily Greetings

  • National Day Activities

  • Day of the Week Activities

Giving educators access to 2,056+ experiential Social Emotional Learning (eSEL) activities every day. 

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How Does Kikori Fit in Your School Day?

Weave experiential Social Emotional Learning (eSEL) activities into your school day from the moment they walk in the door through Lunch to your after school programs!

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Morning Meeting & Advisory

Bring sunshine to your classroom every morning with Kikori activities that welcome your students with consistency, build a sense of community and bring joy and fun to your classroom.  Kikori activities align with the Responsive Classroom framework and include Greetings, Sharings, daily activities, Morning Message for Elementary students; as well as Acknowledgements and Morning Announcements for Middle School and High School.
 

Kikori SEL Calendar

Subscribe to Download
the Clickable Morning Meeting/ Advisory
eSEL Planner

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Experiential + SEL = eSEL

Following the Play, Reflect, Connect, Grow Model, Kikori engage the whole student in a cyclical process that deepens their understanding of experiences and how they relate to real life.

Kikori Play Reflect Connect Grow Cycle

The Brain Science Behind our Activities

When students don’t feel safe and connected, they aren't able to learn.

Fight or Flight

How Kikori is transforming
Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge Public School

With a background in trauma-informed practices and theatre/improv, Cambridge School District SEL Lead Teacher, Alice Cohen shares why Kikori's experiential Social Emotional Learning (eSEL) activities are so powerful for students.

Loved by thousands from schools and organizations including:
 

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Santa Fe Public School District
Momenta
Play for Peace
Chill Foundation

Made for Educators, by Educators

When Co- Founders Kendra and Bryn met, they each had reasons for bringing Kikori to life.  Bryn Lottig, MEPD is an expert on blending outdoor pursuits with leadership development. Kendra Bostick, LCSW was a School Social Worker whose job was to support students to be self-reliant, compassionate and productive. They knew the power of experiential education but saw that teachers didn't have the time, resources and knowledge to make it happen.

Success Stories

Kikori has been able to assist schools and organizations across the country in their SEL goals. Hear from some of the voices who love what Kikori has brought to their community. 

How Kikori Works With NYC At-Risk Students
Erin Samples, School Social Worker in NYC Public Schools in Brooklyn uses Kikori to support her students with impactful community-building activities
Experiential SEL (eSEL) in Motion 
We teamed up with The Suffolk Public Schools College & Career Academy at Pruden to showcase student talent. This event highlighted the benefits of combining experiential learning with 21st Century Workplace Readiness Skills and Social Emotional Learning. 

Tuftonboro Central School, Wentworth NH

"KIKORI has helped me put in place a school-wide program in a few weeks that would definitely have been at least a year long process to put in place. It would have taken us so much longer to meet our school-wide goal of revitalizing our school culture...rolling out school-wide expectations and tools to make it happen in the classroom.  I would have had to do everything but with Kikori, I'm not developing...I"m supporting teachers to put the program in place...right off the bat...day 1 of school and we're already doing it!"
- Matt Tetrault, School Social Worker
Matt Teatreault, School Social Worker

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Hundreds of activities contributed by incredible organizations including:

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