Social Skills All Year Cards - Social Skills Activities for the Whole Year

Kathy Babineau
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Kathy Babineau


Looking for seasonal and timely social skills activities for your classroom or social skills groups? This comprehensive set of social skills cards covers a variety of social skills including topic maintenance, understanding facial expressions and body language, social problem solving, and understanding the perspectives of others. You will enjoy the easy-to-use, organized social skills activities. Kids love the timely topics and engaging activities.

This kit contains 240 cards covering seasonal scenarios and topics. For each month of the year (including summer months), there are 4 Topic Talker cards, 4 Role Playing cards, 4 Facial Expression/Body Language cards, 4 Problem Solver cards, and 4 Perspective Taker cards, for a total of 20 cards for each month of the year. Cards are simply marked with the month of the year, but they can also be mixed and matched throughout the year if you would rather not focus on themes.

The Topic Talker Cards offer suggested topics of conversation, many of which are related to timely topics and holidays. Some other generic school-based topics have been included in order to be sensitive to students who may not observe particular holidays. These topic talker cards are helpful for students who are trying to work to maintain on-topic exchanges with peers, addressing attention during conversations, and even general expressive and receptive language.

The Role-Playing cards also address many timely topics. When using the Role Playing cards, I like to have multiple teams role play the same scenes, because there may be several correct ways to “act out” the situation. It is also fun sometimes to role-play the situation in an inappropriate way and then discuss why it may be hurtful or inappropriate or offensive. Be sure to brainstorm and discuss how body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice and word choice are all important to communication.

The Facial Expression/Body Language cards are fun to use to think about and practice ways that we communicate with our faces and our bodies.

The Problem Solver cards offer students opportunities to think about social situations, analyze the problem and generate practical solutions. There is not always just one correct answer to these problems.

The Perspective Taker cards encourage students to put themselves in a situation or in someone else’s shoes and decide how they might feel.

To use this kit, simply print out all sheets and then cut apart and laminate (optional) the cards, and you are good to go! They are all in black and white (except the cover page) to go easy on the color copying budget. These social skills questions are great to use in classroom meetings and in social skills groups.

I hope you like this and find it helpful when working with your students!

Kathy Babineau

Here's what other buyers are saying about these social skills cards:

Holly A. said: This resource provides a variety of social skills activities for each month! Easy to use with students working on social skills.

Ali P. said: Fantastic monthly resource to incorporate into my monthly themes! A little bit for all the students on my caseload, which I always appreciate!

Amanda K. said: These are perfect for my social skills group. I love that they are split up into months so it follows current seasons/themes!

Susan D. said: We use these cards to spark discussions during class meetings. They cover a wide range of topics and encourage sharing of different viewpoints. Thanks for a great resource.

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