Social Skills

The safe environment of the therapist’s office is a great place to work on social skills before testing them out in the real world. Between sessions offers therapy tools that encourage the proper development of social skills in children. Check out our therapy activities such as worksheets, games, play therapy activities, and more. Download the resources you need for your next session. If you don’t see the resources you need, we can create those custom therapy tools for you!

What Makes A Friend-Word Search — This worksheet is designed to help children understand the value of friendships. (emotional intelligence, social skills, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD).

What Is In The Cave — This 3-part projective technique can be useful in assessing and treating children with fears and anxiety disorders. Form Type: PDF (0715)

bullet Cartoons
Compromise is the Foundation of Good Relationship — This is a cartoon about relationships. (PDF)

bullet Games
Thinking About Emotions Game — This worksheet is designed to help people think and talk about their feelings. Players pitch a penny on the worksheet and then talk about the feeling where the penny lands. The game can be played in a small group or even by an individual. (emotional intelligence, depression, communication, social skills, 0317)

Show Your Feelings Role Play Games — Get people talking about their feelings with three “cut and tape” dice games. These games are fun to play and a great way to encourage kids, teens, or even adults to talk about their feelings. PDF

Teaching Young Children To Listen — This simple game is played like the classic game Simon Says. It can be used to teach young children the importance of listening to adult requests. PDF

Social Rules Card Game — This game is intended to help children talk about the importance of social rules. The game consists of 40 printable cards. You will need to add your own 6-sided die. (MSWord)

Feelings Toss — This game is designed to help children express their feelings. Players toss a penny and tell about a time they had a particular feeling. Form Type: PDF

bullet Poster
Kindness-Pass it On Poster — This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. Form Type: PDF (0715)

bullet Story
Complimenting Others — This story is designed to help children see the importance of complimenting others. Form Type: PDF

Speaking Calmly to Get Attention — This story teaches children how to get an adult's attention in an appropriate way. Form Type:PDF

Getting Along With Others — This story helps children see the benefits of getting along with siblings and friends.Form Type: PDF

bullet Worksheets
What do you like about your friends? — This worksheet is intended to help children see the qualities they value most in their friends. (character education, social skills, friendship, Asperger Syndrome, 0217)

Be Flexible About Your Plans — This worksheet is designed to start a conversation with children about the importance of being flexible in social situations. (social intelligence, autism, Asperger Syndrome, 0117)

Thinking About Others — This worksheet is designed to help children see the importance of thinking about others. It asks children to identify the things that four kids are doing wrong at a party and think about what they could say and do that would show more caring behavior. (EQ, emotional intelligence, 11116)

Developing A Self-Care Plan — This worksheet is designed to help people take better care of themselves. It will be particularly useful for those spending a great deal of time caring for others. PDF (self-care, emotional help, DBT)

You Can Have More Than One Feeling At A Time — This worksheet is designed to help children see that emotions can be complicated and even contradictory. The worksheet asks children to identify conflicting feelings in four situations and then to think of situations where they have had several different feelings at the same time. PDF (0316, emotional intelligence, emotions)

Tell The World! — This worksheet is designed to help people think about what is really important for them to communicate to others. It asks people to design a billboard for the world to see and to identify one specific person they want to read it. PDF (0316, art therapy, communication)

Listening During A Conversation — This worksheet is designed to help children understand appropriate conversational responses. PDF (0216, conversation, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD)

Words You Want to Hear — Everyone likes encouragement, but most people don’t get enough support when they really need it. This worksheet is intended to help people think about the words they really want to hear and give themselves “self-support” anytime they need it. PDF (0116, praise, self-image, identify, support).

Just Scribble — This worksheet can be used for two purposes: to help people relax when anxious or stressed and to help people think about their feelings. PDF (1116, relaxation, insight)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Talking To A Friend Who Is Angry — This worksheet is designed to help children see the hidden rules about their social behavior. It specifically asks them to identify the hidden rules about how to approach a friend who is angry. The worksheet can be used to spark a conversation about hidden rules. Type: PDF (0515)

Be Considerate In Your Conversations — Some children are naturally empathetic, but many others have to be taught the importance of considering the feelings of others. This worksheet is designed to help children be more sensitive to how others may be feeling in a conversation. Form Type: PDF (0415)

Joining A Group — This worksheet is designed to teach children the best way to join a group of peers who are already engaged in conversation or an activity. This is often a problem for children with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, or children with social anxiety. Form Type: PDF (0315)

Learning To Help Others — This visual puzzle asks children to color in the kids in the lunchroom who are helping others. Form Type: PDF

Note for Kids to Ask For Help — This worksheet can be used to children who are having difficulty asking for help. They can fill out the help (with or without the aid of a counselor) and then give it to the appropriate adult. . PDF

When Can We Go Home — This ebook contains 13 activities designed to help children who are homeless develop the resiliency skills needed to cope with these difficult circumstances and go on to lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.

Teaching Kids To Be Thoughtful — This coloring sheet can be used to introduce the concepts of thoughtfulness and consideration to children. It can also be used as a mini-behavior program, letting children color in a star every time they do something thoughtful. PDF

Talking About Teasing — This worksheet for young children asks them to think about how children tease each other and what you should when children are teased. Useful for individual counseling or group discussion. (View & Print)

Pushing Your Anger Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger. Form Type: PDF

Emotions Below The Tip of The Iceberg — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotions that they hide from others. Form Type: PDF

It's Against The Law — This worksheet will help children think about behaviors that are against the law.

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

When You are Supposed To Pay Attention — This worksheet will help kids and teens identify behaviors that distract others.PDF

What Do You Want Your Teacher To Say — This worksheet gives children the chance to talk about their relationship with their teacher.PDF

Create Your Own TV Show — This worksheet can give insight on how children perceive their families. Form Type: PDF

Morning Distractions — This worksheet helps kids with ADHD and other distraction problems identify the things that slow them down when it is time to get ready for school. PDF

File added to your library