Winter/Holiday Themes Social Skills Activities
This resource includes a variety of activities themed around winter/Christmas to teach students how to treat others with kindness and acceptance. It is difficult for some students think about other’s feelings and think before speaking. These activities can help make more positive choices when it comes to what we say to others.
Snowman Feelings – students read (or have read to them) the words on each snowman and decide if it would make someone feel sad or happy and then give the snowman the appropriate emotion.
Happy Snowman Flip-Book– Students cut out and staples the snowball pages to the bottom half of the book. Each page has a positive/kind phrase that students can use to increase positive, healthy interactions with their peers.
Gifts of Kind Words – Students can either cut out the positive words provided and glue in each of the gifts or write their own words.
Decorate the Christmas Tree – Students cut out the ornaments and glue the ornaments with positive/kind phrases on the front of the tree and the ornaments with negative/unkind phrases on the back of the tree/paper.
Warm and Cold Feeling Categorization– Students cut and paste the situations in to the appropriate category (would it give someone “cold” feelings or “warm” feelings)
Key words: Autism, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Language Therapy, Special Education, Counseling