Use this Venn diagram activity to foster social thinking and help students become aware of the interests and experiences of others. This activity could be used in a speech therapy setting, social skills group, or in a classroom as an ice breaker for new partner/trio groups or to help students new to class feel included.
Taking turns, students identify something about him or herself to share and ask if the other player/s if they have this as a shared interest or characteristic. Record ideas in the appropriate portion of the diagram. In addition to social sharing, this activity also helps students practice the skill of identifying similarities and differences. Kids will be eager to share social information about themselves with this tool.