In this episode of the Real Talk SLP podcast I am sharing easy, low prep Christmas social skills activities to help you rock your pragmatic language groups without stressing. Between the IEP meetings, finishing assessment reports, progress monitoring and running groups, you have zero time for planning. That’s why this round-up of Christmas social skills lessons will help you get to winter break with a smile!

Frameworks for Planning Your Group Social Skills Lessons

When it comes to planning your social skill groups, it can get overwhelming. Especially if you are starting to run out of ideas. To help me with planning overwhelm, I always use a framework that I breakdown in this podcast episode. It will help you with some of the ideas mentioned and give you tips for how to structure your lessons so you can stretch out. 

Low prep Christmas social language activities for elementary and middle school.

Christmas Social Skills Activities With YouTube Videos

Plan engaging Christmas social skills lessons with wordless short videos.

In this episode, I shared about a variety of YouTube videos you can use to work on pragmatic language skills such as perspective taking, thinking bubble, social inferencing, and social rules. Here is a round-up of the resources and blog posts I mentioned:


Other Christmas pragmatic language activities mentioned in this episode are working on gift giving through role playing how to respond when you get a gift, to understanding how to use a gift based on other’s interests. You can use worksheets and the lesson plan for gift giving in my social skills lessons resource

Discussing the expectations when visiting family for the holidays and how to communicate during those events is another great lesson plan idea.

For those quick days when you need something that feels like a game, using holiday social skills bamboozle games is a great way to go!


Group pragmatic language activities with a Christmas theme.

What Christmas Themed Pragmatic Language Activities Do You Plan?

If you have an engaging pragmatic language activity you plan with a Christmas theme, share the resource or activity in the comments. You can never have enough ideas to pull from when planning group social skills activities.