One of the most important skill sets that we can teach in Primary is social skills. These skills follow the children throughout their entire life and deeply affect their quality of life. To teach social skills, I like to take advantage of different situations that naturally happen in the classroom, and use them as teaching points. The purpose of these activities is to simulate different situations that primary students might find themselves in, to help them come up with various ways of solving their problems constructively and with no hurt feelings! (I say “various ways” because there is often more than one way of solving social problems.) I like to walk the students through what I am thinking and understanding in these situations as well.
Use these roleplaying exercises to help your students figure out positive ways to solve social problems.
Included in this set are:
10 Student Work Pages -- Students can write down what they would say in each situation, and discuss in groups or as a class. Each scenario is illustrated in both boys and girls.
20 Task Cards -- Poses questions to address in groups or as a class.