Create a Procrastination Villain!

Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Procrastination

Grade Level: 4, 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will learn to combat procrastination with this activity.

Know Before You Start: Students should be able to define procrastination.


  • Explain how sometimes creating a visual of a bad habit, like procrastination, helps us be more aware.
  • Read and discuss the sample comic.
    • If procrastination was a person, what would they look like?
    • What if they were a villain in a comic book, what kind of evil superpowers would they have?


  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a two-panel comic with the following parts: 
    • Panel 1:  Design a Procrastination Villain. The character must include an evil super power that causes the student to procrastinate, e.g.,“hypnotize them with video games instead of finishing homework” or “trap them in a time vortex so they always forget due dates.”
    • Panel 2:  Show your avatar defeating the Procrastination Villian using dialogue that shows a helpful anti-procrastination strategy, e.g.,“I ask for help when I feel overwhelmed" or “I set a timer to stay committed to my homework.”


  • Have students share their comics with a partner and discuss how they are working to overcome their own time-management issues. 

  • Remind students to think of this villain the next time they want to put off a project, homework assignment, or chore.

    • What would they say to their Procrastination Villain when they feel like procrastinating?


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.

  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.

  • Provide examples of procrastination students can choose from.

  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.


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