Working on perspective taking skills and theory of mind activities can be effective in helping your students participate in conversations, demonstrate effective behavior in the classroom and interact socially with peers and other educators.
Flip Flap Holiday Gifts is a simple printable activity that is easy to create for your students. Choose a person, and three gifts. Can your student identify which gift would be there favorite or which gifts they might not like? Save time by using one activity within therapy to target syntax, WH questions, problem solving skills and social cognition.
This download would be appropriate for early elementary school groups as well older students who are on the Autism Spectrum.
Step by Step Photo Directions
64 present cards
36 Gift getters
BONUS Video activity "I gave my child a terrible present" (Make sure to preview the video first, some of these videos on YouTube contained beeped out swear words.)
8 Family profiles for perspective taking
15 Worksheets targeting 1st, 2nd and higher level theory of mind tasks.
Rules for present opening
Tips for dealing with bad presents
Thank you note template
Gift Getting Cheat Sheet
Theory of Mind
Pages 3-4 Activity Ideas
Pages 5-6 Flip/Flap gift instructions
Page 7 Theory of Mind
Pages 8-10 Flip/flap gift activity ideas
Page 11 Terrible Present Activity
Pages 12-15 Family Profiles
Page 16 Gift giving cheat sheet
Pages 17-31 Theory of Mind worksheets
Page 32 Perspective taking cue cards
Page 33 Thought bubble
Page 34 Wish list
Page 35 Thank you card templates
Pages 36-39 Gifts
Pages 40-42 Present templates
Pages 43-45 People
Page 46 Blank people template
Pages 47-48 Gift getting social story
Pages 49-51 Blank social stories
Page 52 8 ways to deal with a bad gift
Page 53 Steps to getting a gift
Page 54 Conversation
SLPs who have used this product say…
"Great packet! My students loved these activities. I extended it by having students use the family profiles to find good/bad gifts in store flyers and by bringing in bad gifts for students to open and having them use the script in the packet to respond appropriately. Kept my students engaged in meaningful activities in the days leading up to vacation, thank you! I will definitely be using this lesson again.!"
"You have such wonderful perspective on what students need. What I admire most, though, is your keen sense of humor! I always laugh when I read your blog posts and really enjoy your products! Thanks for working so hard to create materials that are useful, relevant and fun for ME to use!"
"Very creative way to target skills that many students struggle to use during the holidays! I'm thinking these lessons would be great for all of my middle school students. Thank you for a great product!!"
“This activity targets a wide scope of language objectives in fun and meaningful way for students! I also plan to use it with students working on articulation and speech fluency objectives. Thanks much for making it so versatile, usable year-round. I can't recommend this activity highly enough to all SLPs!!”
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