My HoHoHo Social Pragmatic pack was such a hit, I decided to make a winter version for you folks who are not allowed to do Christmas themed materials.
In my pack you have a perspective taking activity working on what other people are thinking. There is a snowman and a little girl named Jesse. All the scenarios revolve around winter theme. You can use dry erase marker after you laminate the sheets to write what the snowman and little girl are thinking.
There is a perspective taking activity and social story to work on having a conversation with a friend. It talks about how it is important to talk about your friend’s interest first so that our friends know that we care about what they think and feel. There are worksheets to generate ideas about what their friends enjoy doing during the winter time as well as brainstorm questions and comments they can make when asking their friend about their winter hobbies.
I also included my tone of voice lesson to teach how nonverbal cues can send messages about our emotions. I included a social story, emotion cards and winter themed phrases to practice using different emotions while saying the phrases. The kids love doing this activity especially when the emotion does not match the phrase. Have the kids pick an emotion card and then read the phrase card with the emotion they picked. As a group you can then discuss if that tone of voice was expected or unexpected.
My kids seem to do really well with real life photos, so I found some winter themed photos to work on inferencing and perspective taking skills. Have your students look for clues and think about what the people in the photos are thinking. You can also ask inference questions such as “where do you think the people are?” or “what do you think they are doing?” Have them tell you why they made those guesses!
You can grab my winter pragmatic pack HERE.