This fun card game includes an information sheet about what compliments are and how to give and receive them!
The terms "expected/unexpected" are used in this game and the concepts described are from Michelle Garcia Winner's Think Social (R) materials.
The fish themed game includes 54 cards (12 receiving compliments, 12 giving compliments, 6 judging expected or unexpected response to compliments, 18 fish cards and 6 shark cards). Each student takes a turn to draw a card from a pile on the table.
Based on the card that they draw, the student can:
1. Give a compliment related to the card scenario
2. Reply to a compliment related to the card scenario
3. Identify if response to a compliment is expected or unexpected
(the cards go into a discard pile once they are read and completed)
If they draw a fish card, they give a compliment to someone at the table and get to keep their fish card on the table in front of them. You can give them a model to help them get started!
Look out for the shark! If a student draws a shark, know that he’s hungry and will take any fish from the person sitting to the student’s right.
The object of the game is to have the most fish cards on the table at the end of the game.
Want to vary the game? You can use the cards with a board game or put magnets or Velcro on the back of the cards for your students to go “fishing for compliments”. If they catch a shark, all the fish they have go back into the pond!