I created this packet for students that struggle with pretend play.
Pretend play can be a challenge for some of our kiddos.
It requires the following skills:
Knowledge of the activity/Previous experience
Teaching my students direct skills in pretend play has helped them during free time in the classroom and recess.
This includes the following:
1. Vocabulary Materials: Help students understand and use the appropriate vocabulary for the play activity. Practice with these colorful pictures. Attach Velcro to the icons to make boards to use as visual supports during play.
2. Scene Description: I created these to help students build some experience with the activity. Have the students describe what the different characters are doing in the picture and why they are doing it. Have them relate some of the things they see to personal experience.
3. Job Description: Review the jobs each student will have prior to playing the game. This will allow them to be successful in knowing what role they have in the activity.
4. Play Sequence Mats: Have each student practice sequencing the steps of their role prior to the game.
5. Social Scripts: This allows for students to practice or use the social scripts during the game. I have created two versions. You can use the Velcro to change what the characters say during the exchange OR you can use the talking bubble pictures with a dry erase marker.
6. Data Sheet: Keep track of your student’s accuracy in each of these activities.
7. Student Book
BONUS Player Spinner: Spin to see which job you will have during the game.