Get a feel for the program with this lesson from the Less Enraged, Still Engaged EBook.
Students of all ages (even the "big kids" in middle and high school) love playing with building bricks. Students of all ages do NOT love talking about all the uncomfortable and seemingly-endless social rules for attending secondary school...until now!
Includes hundreds of pre-written questions about self-advocacy, peer relationships, social media etiquette and MORE to keep your class or group talking.
This 50-minute group is engaging activity on a number of levels. Keeping hands busy building with Legos helps ease anxiety and fidgeting. The way the activity is written helps students practice when to give short yes/no types of answers in class and when to give longer, more expanded verbal responses. The activity could be rewritten to have a number of different variations/versions in order to address different social skills needs (something I plan to do). Finally, the activity helps students practice delayed gratification (having to wait to get another brick) and acceptance of limits (only being able to use the bricks you are given). Your class will be able to play 2-3 times without repeating questions, based on how the game beta tested with my class.
PLEASE NOTE! YOU WILL NEED ACCESS TO A LARGE QUANTITY OF BUILDING BRICKS (LEGOS) IN ASSORTED COLORS FOR THIS ACTIVITY. (I provide a link to a reasonably-priced set of 1,000 bricks I purchased for this activity in the directions.)