Teach young children the difference between good and poor social skills by playing this fun sorting activity. Mario the monkey only wants children to fill his belly with yummy (good) social skills. Children will decide which social skills to feed Mario.
Simply cut out the monkey template and glue to a paper bag. Cut along the dotted line on the monkeys mouth. Cut and laminate social skills fruit. Have children take turns reading the social skills fruit (or teacher can read it, depending on reading level) and decide whether to feed Mario the fruit.
If a child draws a card that is an example of yucky (poor) social skills, he/she will set the fruit aside. If a child draws a card that is an example of yummy (good) social skills, he/she will act it out and/or tell what it means to have that social skill. The child will then feed the fruit to Mario.
Banana, red apple, and green apple social skills examples (includes good and bad social skills examples)