"Get Your Friendship Tickets Here:)“
Tickets To Keep A Friendship is an activity that helps players identify social skills that are important in developing friendships. The activity explores two different characters, Jon and Ali, who are accepting tickets to their friendship. They are looking for friends that show prosocial behavior. The player determines which of the 36 behaviors on their tickets would influence their decision in accepting a friendship.
Please note, although images are different on the tickets, all 36 behaviors are the same for each gender.
Need: You will need Die.
1. Laminate product for durability (minus the certificate). Cut out the small tickets to be sorted by gender (Ali or Jon), or place all tickets with both genders (duplicate behaviors, different images) into a pile.
2. Ask students the differences between friendships and acquaintances. Review the handout. Encourage personal examples.
3. Introduce Jon and/or Ali, who are accepting tickets to their friendship. Have students blindly pick a ticket from the pile with the intent to place positive social skill tickets on the friendship booth handout that reads, “I accept your friendship ticket,” and poor social skill tickets on the empty friendship booth handout that reads, “Sorry, I need more kindness tickets.”
3a. Red font tickets are incentive tickets, including apologies, compliments, and positive self talk.
4. After the ticket is placed on the board, have the student explain their reasoning behind the choice. Have student roll the di. Use the handout of social thinking questions to determine which question to ask. If in a group, encourage peers to ask their peers the questions.
The tickets may also be used separately from game, as a ticket sort, ranking, identifying feelings provoked from specific behaviors, role plays, or placing in a bag to use as a charades game. An excellent resource for children with ADHD or Autism.
Friendship Certificate may be used as an incentive for positive reinforcement and friendship skills development. Most effective when written to their peers.