Conversation Skills Activities for Winter | Social Skills Lessons
Make conversations fun with this winter-themed set of activities! This resource focuses on the different types of conversations, sharing your thoughts and ideas, and supporting others in conversation. A great way to support conversations in a neurodiverse group of students!
Students can learn about what turn-taking may look like for each other, what topics each other likes, and the context to different types of conversations. Plus, students can practice in a safe space to chat.
Can be used with students across support needs and abilities. We recommend this activity for elementary students (given the snowman clip art), however, it can be used for students in self-contained settings up to high school. We’ve included visuals and word banks for students who need more support.
Social skills lessons
Small groups, centers/stations
1:1 or independent work
With specific students who can benefit from learning from neurodivergent students and/or have social goals
We want to support you in creating a neurodiversity-affirming classroom, where all students are learning about neurodiversity, communication differences, and learning from each other. Students may learn about neurotypical social norms, but they are not enforced, and neurotypical students learn about neurodivergent social norms and skills too.
About the Resource
Using the Resource
Snowman Conversation Matching Game
- Students match pieces of a conversation and puts it into a category
Snowman Conversation Worksheets
- Students identify the types of conversation, conversation topics, and share what they would say next
Conversation Practice Game
- Students practice different types of conversation and learn about each other’s interests and goals
- Visual representation of the types of conversation and honoring all conversations