Included in this pack are a variety of activities to target perspective taking and tone of voice. I do push-in lessons for my SDC classrooms and these are some of the social skills I teach. You can also do this in small group setting.
HOHOHO Santa & Rudolph Perspective Taking Activity
Page 3: Santa visual thinking bubble poster
Page 4: 9 stimulus scenario cards for what Santa could be thinking. Have students give ideas and you can write them in Santa’s think bubble.
Page 5: Rudolph visual thinking bubble poster
Page 6: 9 stimulus scenario cards for what could Rudolph could be thinking. Have students give ideas and you can write them in Rudolph’s think bubble.
Stocking Stuffer Perspective Taking
Page 8: Stockings with Names and ages.
Page 9: blank sheet of stockings to customize for your students
Page 10-11: stocking stuffer stimulus cards to sort in the correct stocking.
Page 12: Blank stocking stuffer stimulus cards
HOHOHO Gift Giving Perspective Taking Activity
I have created visual sheets for students to think about what gifts to give people. I picked people in their lives that are important to them. And would potentially have to get a gift for. It’s easiest to start with having them brainstorm what they like (because it’s hard for these students to think about other people’s perspectives). Then compare/contrast how their interests/likes are similar or different.
Page 14: Christmas Gift Giving social story.
Page 15: Activity sheet for student to brainstorm his/her interests and the interests of a peer.
Page 16: Take the interest sheet from page 15 and brainstorm gifts that match their interests.
Page 17: Brainstorm visual worksheet interests for other people
Page 18: Brainstorm visual worksheet for gift ideas for other people
Page 19-20: blank sheets to customize for your students needs. Pick people who are in their lives grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, etc.
HOHOHO Tone of Voice Lesson
Page 22: Tone of Voice visual poster and warm up activity for understanding tone of voice.
Page 23-24: Practice using your voice to show different emotions. Each card has someone saying something about the holidays. Have the students practice saying their sentence using the emotion card they picked.. Then talk about if their tone of voice matched the words and situation..
Page 25: blank sheet cards
Page 26: Emotion cards
Candy Cane Madness game to reinforce any activity
Here is a fun game you can use to play along side any of the Pragmatic activities listed below or grab any pragmatic FUN DECK and use this game.
Be the player to collect the most candy canes in your stocking! Watch out for those sneaky kids who can snatch your candy canes. Earn an extra turn if Santa stops by your house!
Print the stocking sheet (Page 28) for kids to put their candy canes on. Print as many candy cane cards as you need. I recommend 4-6 sheets (use cardstock & laminate for durability). Print 1-2 sheets of the kids and Santa cards. Cut out and put face down. Grab your pragmatic pack and have fun!
If you liked this pack you may be interested in my other social skill packs that can be used all year long!
Pages 33-39: Real life photos to work on perspective taking.
Download my PDF file to your IPAD, use on your laptop, SMARTBOARD or print on cardstock and laminate. Have your students think of phrases that the people could be thinking in the pictures. Ask them inferencing questions such as “Where do you think the people are?”, “What do you think they are doing?” and “What clues in the picture help you to think that is what the person is thinking?”
Pages 42-43: Are you being a Scrooge visual posters
Pages 44: sorting mat
Pages 45-46: stimulus cards to sort if the students is being kind or mean.
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