Unexpected and Expected Behavior cards are for students who are not always aware that other people are observing them and having thoughts about their actions that may affect how they will be treated by others. People want to be with people they are comfortable with and have good thoughts about. They may avoid those that don’t make them feel comfortable. Therefore being able to tell the difference between what is expected behavior and unexpected behavior can help when making and keeping friends.
These task cards are meant to be used with social skills training.
I needed a good set of task cards to review actions that students do to determine if they are expected or unexpected behaviors. They are double sided with an unexpected behavior on one side and a matching expected behavior on the other side.
Students take turns drawing cards out, and placing them on the table. They then decided if the side facing up is an expected behavior or unexpected. They can talk about how the actions make them feel. If the unexpected is presented first, students can talk about what they think the expected behavior would be on the other side.
In this packet, there are 28 expected cards and 28 matching unexpected cards side by side. Print the cards out on cardstock. They are meant to be cut on the horizontal lines and folded back on the vertical line to make a double sided card. You can either glue them or laminate them shut. The cards are 2 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches when folded.
I deliberately didn’t identify the sides. I put a box on each card so I could put a U or E in the box with my UV light pen and students can light the answer up. I also put a QR code for those who like that option. When scanned it will read expected and unexpected to correspond to the side.