Valentine’s Day! A day when love is in the air and pragmatics skills are put to the test. Here is an activity to help address those social skills that some of our student’s struggle with. There are a total of 64 cards and 3 activities to help your students practice their pragmatic skills for the big day.
How Sweet It Is addresses expected and unexpected behaviors with a Valentine’s Day theme. There are 24 cards. They read the situation on the card and them decide if the behavior is expected ( appropriate ) or unexpected ( not appropriate ). The students can then sort the cards into expected and unexpected piles. There are 8 reinforcement cards for this activity.
I’m Stuck On You focuses on being flexible and problem solving. There are 24 cards. Each card has a situations they may come up at school on Valentine’s Day. The student reads the card and then creates a reasonable solution. These may be giving up what they would want in the situation or creating a compromise. There are 8 reinforcement cards in the deck as well.
Finally, there is You’re The Apple Of My Eye. This activity has 16 cards and focuses on perspective taking. Students read the card and determine how someone else may view the situation. There are 8 reinforcement cards for this activity.