This fun little freebie was designed to be used for a social skills group, but could easily be adapted to work on articulation, language and fluency skills. Students use store ads to choose presents for fictional person based on their likes and dislikes, and then share their selections and rationale with the group.
Materials needed: Store ads from the newspaper, such as department stores, sporting goods stores, toy stores, and electronics stores, scissors and glue.
Print and cut all pages. Give one half-sheet to each student and tell them they will be choosing 2 gifts for the person listed on the page.
Have the students share the name and the age of the person he/she will be “shopping” for with the group.
Next, have the students share the likes and dislikes of their person.
Show the students a variety of store ads, explaining that each store features different categories of items to purchase. Ask each student to select a store ad/catalog, based on their person’s likes.
Students choose 2 gifts from the ads that match their person’s interests, cut them out and paste them on the gifts at the bottom of the page.
As a group, students share what gifts they selected and why they chose them.
Extension: Give each of the students a blank page. Have them choose a partner from the group and have them ask each other questions to fill in the information. Then, have them find 2 item they think the other person would like to receive.
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