Need a quick and easy low-prep activity to review behavioral expectations in your class? This may be exactly what you need! This activity gives examples and non-examples for typical school behaviors across school settings (specials, hallway, classroom, playground, cafeteria). There are 40 in all, but you can choose the ones most applicable to your kiddos. The best part? The entire activity can be completed in about 20 minutes!
There are several options to "play" depending on the age and ability level of your students.
Options 1 and 2
Prepare a large t-chart labeled “appropriate” and “not appropriate.”
Copy one set of the cards and cut them apart.
Copy the appropriate/not appropriate signs and post them on opposite sides of the classroom (option 1 only).
Copy a set of cards for each group/partnership and cut them apart.
Three ways to play!
Read each card aloud, and have the kids move to the correct side of the classroom.
Glue or tape the card to the appropriate column of the t-chart. Discuss as appropriate for your class.
Read each card aloud and have the kids discuss and determine which column the behavior belongs in.
Have small groups of students sort the cards into the two groups.
Be sure to take a the time to discuss the behaviors you want to see in your students!