Speech Therapy. “I like, you like, we like” conversation activity with TOY & FUN
STUFF Theme! I developed this for students with autism for their conversation goals. Here’s
an opportunity for students to find what interests, in regard to toys/fun things, they have in common.
After you’ve established common interests, it will give you a better idea of conversations topics you can facilitate.
This activity is to be used with a group of two students.
Using a visual approach with picture cards of various toys (identical card set for
two students), each student is to select toys he/she likes and does not like onto designated mats. After
making their selections, they converse (yes!) with clinician’s support as to which toys they both like.
They put those toy selections onto another designated mat of shared “likes.”
After making their toy choices and figuring out their shared toy choices,
help the students place the toy cards onto a VENN diagram. Common choices, of course,
go in the center of the VENN. Have students discuss the selections, and especially talk about the items
that they both like and why they like them.
NOTE: The Venn diagram I included is small. I would get a LARGE piece of paper and draw
a BIG VENN DIAGRAM on it. This makes it way more visual and fun!
1 blue “I LIKE” mat (for student 1)
1 red “I LIKE mat (for student 2)
1 gray “I DON’T LIKE” mat (for student 1)
1 gray “I DON’T LIKE” mat (for student 2)
1 green “We Both Like” mat for both students to use.
72 small blue picture cards with toy/fun thing pictures (for student 1)
72 small red picture cards with toy/fun thing pictures (for student 2)
Blank toy cards, in case you would like to include ones that I did not provide.