Social Situations Theater
Choose a card. Read, or have someone help you read, the social situation. Think about the Boys and Girls Town social skills model below:
Situation: What is the problem?
Options: What are your choices?
Disadvantages: What might not be good about your choice?
Advantages: What might be good about your choice?
Solution: Choose the best option.
Act out how you would solve the situation. Discuss your actions with the group.
|Someone in your class teased you because you got so many wrong on your spelling test.||Your friend didn't let you have your turn on the swing.||A classmate brought treats for everyone because it was his birthday. he gave you a treat.||Some boys were pushing you off the snow hill during recess.||A girl in class teased you about your clothes.|
|Your friends were finished with their work, but you hadn't finished your work. They were playing a game.||You noticed the new girl in class didn't have anyone to play with during recess.||Your teacher was talking to another teacher. You needed to ask permission to use the restroom.||You waited a long time, but your mom didn't come to pick you up after school.||On the playground, a boy kept chasing you. You didn't like it.|
|The teacher asked you a question in class, but you didn't know the answer.||Your friend got a new haircut. You really liked it.||You finished eating and felt a burp coming.||A bully threatened to beat you up after school.||It was recess time and you needed to put on your boots. You had a knot in your shoelace.|
|Your desk was very messy. It was time to go and your classmates were waiting to be dismissed.||You and a friend were playing a game. Another classmate asked to join your game.||You were waiting to swing. When it was your turn, another boy jumped in front of you and took the swing.||A boy on the playground kept pushing you. You were boiling mad.||An older boy on the playground started yelling at you because you got in the way of the kickball game.|
|You were running in the hallway. A teacher from another grade told you to walk.||Some kids at recess were playing kickball. You wanted to join the game.||You needed to cough.
|You were in school and your nose needed to be cleaned out.||In PE class, you were at stations. When it was time to move, you didn't know at which station you should be.|
|Your schedule changed. You will have an assembly instead of your favorite art class.||You were playing tetherball and were the champion so far. In the next game, you slightly touched the rope. Only one student saw you touch the rope.||You were working with a group of students and you accidentally passed gas.||At recess, a boy started kicking you.||Your zipper in your coat was stuck. Act out how you would solve this problem.|
|You didn't do your homework. Your teacher was upset with you because you didn't accept responsibility.||Your friend was shooting baskets in PE class and missed every shot.||You hadn't felt well all morning. After lunch, you felt like you might throw up.||You were in the art room when the tornado siren sounded.||When you lined up at recess, the person behind you kept pushing you.|
|You finished your work early.||You were playing four square at recess. You loved that game. You missed the ball.||You had a runny nose.||An adult you didn't know came on to the playground and asked if you would help look for his lost dog.||You were in a hurry and accidentally ran into a friend from class.|
|Your teacher was working at her desk. You wanted to ask her a question, but she didn't see your hand raised.||In the lunch room, your friend dropped his tray and his food went all over the floor.||Your teacher was talking to the class in front of the room. You wanted to ask to use the restroom.||Your playground ball rolled across the street.||The person sitting in the desk behind you kept tapping your chair with his foot. It was bothering you.|
|You were working on a test and the bell rang. You were not done.||The teacher was giving directions, but your friend witting next to you kept talking. You couldn't hear the directions.||You accidentally burped at the lunch table. Everyone around you started laughing.||You were sitting in class doing your work. All of a sudden you heard the fire alarm.||While you were walking in the hall, a girl tripped you and started laughing.|
|You started to do your work, but you weren't sure if you were doing it right.||Some students in class were telling lies about your friend.||You were almost ready to sneeze.||Someone's dog came onto the playground and started to sniff your shoe.||You forgot your lunch at home.|
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