Many social skills curricula take basic social skills and break them into small steps for students to learn individually. Unfortunately, many of those are quite expensive and if your school is anything like mine, administrators aren’t flooding your offices with money to spend. So, I made my own! This pack is available for free on TeacherspayTeachers and contains skill cards for 5 crucial empathy and emotional regulation skills (30 cards in all with decorative card backs):
1. Expressing Your Feelings
2. Dealing with Stress
3. Dealing with Anger
4. Identifying Others’ Feelings
5. Responding to Others’ Negative Feelings
Each skill is broken down into the mental and physical skills needed to carry out the task successfully, so that they can be taught individually. Cards include visuals for students that cannot read. I use these cards with almost all my social skills groups, but I’ve noticed they work especially well for students with Autism!
If you’re interested, I also have 5 other packs available as well, so check out my store and save yourself tons of plan time!
Sometimes we have to disguise learning into games! Students love Candyland®, but don’t always like talking about bullying, anger control, or problem-solving.
Students of all ability levels love moving their piece along the same Candyland® board they’ve come to know and love, and hardly even realize they’re learning at the same time! For older students, you don’t even have to use a board. Just use question cards in a trivia-type game and award points for correct answers/attempts.
Luckily, they can do both with Social Skills Land! This contains 576 EDITABLE cards (with decorative card backs for easy organization) to help students learn about the following topics:
- Anger Control
- Positive Thinking
– Cause & Effect
– Mental Health/Disability Info
– WH Questions
– Pragmatic Language
– Body Language
1) What is an antonym for “bumpy”?
2) MAKE IT POSITIVE! I’ll probably fail this test just like the other ones.
3) Draw a scared person.
4 What does interrupting mean?
5) TRUE OR FALSE? When parents split up, it is because they don’t love their kids anymore.
6) Act out what an angry person would look like.
Note: Candyland® is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. I am not affiliated in any way with Hasbro, Inc!