Expected or Unexpected Behaviors
It’s easy to point out behaviors that might be considered inappropriate or wrong. However, teaching children what behaviors are not only unexpected of them, but what behaviors are expected of them, is extremely important across all settings (i.e. school, home, etc.).
Some examples of expected behaviors include: sitting correctly in your seat, paying attention/staying on task, sharing, respecting other people’s personal space, speaking nicely, helping/being a good friend.
Some examples of unexpected behaviors include: not sharing, using inappropriate language, copying off of a peer’s paper, being unsafe, etc.
- Cut, glue the tops and backs to the cards together, and laminate.
- Prior to playing the game, review the difference between expected and unexpected behaviors.
- During the game, ask each child if the picture on the card represents an expected or unexpected behavior.