Social Problem Solving Board Game - Social Emotional Learning Skills

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Pathway 2 Success
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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53 printable pages + digital version
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  1. Practice social-emotional skills with games! These activities help for building empathy, perspective-taking, executive functioning skills, social communication, and social problem solving! Each game comes with a huge selection of student cards and activities so you can play the games again and again
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Practice social skills and social problem solving with a board game! The game includes over 80 scenario cards focused on real life social situations at school, at home, with friends, and during activities. After reading the cards, kids will act the out the situation, discuss consequences, give three options, identify what they would do, and more.

This game is great for students with social difficulties and those who are rigid and might get "stuck" in their way of thinking. Use this game to allow students to discuss a variety of social situations and brainstorm for the best solutions to problems. This includes students with autism, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and more.

How to Play - PRINT

Students will roll a dice to advance on the board game. The image they land on will tell them what type of scenario card to pick up. As they pick up a card, they will also need to spin a spinner that tells them how to respond to the card: act it out, discuss why it matters, explain your choice, give three choices, or explain the consequences of your choice. The first to “finish” wins, but students can continue playing again and again!

How to Play - DIGITAL

Open the file with "digital directions" in the title. You will then click a link in a blue box to open the digital Google Slides version. Note that you will need a Google account (which you can get for free) to access the resource. You can assign to your students (if they have Google Accounts) or share your screen/project to play as a group. You will click the first video to "roll" the dice. Then, you will click the second video to get a random social scenario card.

Note that sometimes schools block videos from out of district. I've included two versions to assist with this (one includes videos from my Google Drive account and the other includes videos from YouTube). If videos are not working for you, please contact your tech team to allow access.

Encourage Making Positive Choices

As students discuss and answer the questions from the scenario cards, they will learn to make more positive social choices in real life situations. It is recommended to have some peer role-models in small groups or partners to play this to allow for positive model responses along the way.

Note that both black/white and color options are included. Blank cards are also included to make your own social situations, as needed.

Buy the Social Emotional Learning Games Bundle!

{ Social Emotional Learning Games Bundle }

Use this set of games to practice critical social emotional skills including building empathy, perspective-taking, executive functioning skills, social communication, and social problem solving! Four games are included with a huge selection of student cards and activities so you can play the games again and again. You will save 20% by buying the bundle!

Need MORE Social Skills?

{ Social Skills MEGA PACK Bundle }

Bundle includes over 350 pages focusing on teaching, discussing and practicing social skills. Includes 80 social skills task cards, social scripts, perspective-taking practice, social cue cards, and over 30 lessons with student worksheets.

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53 printable pages + digital version
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