My Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl this year (WOOHOO!!), and to celebrate I made this fun social freebie! It includes six templates including a helmet, football, cheerleader, field goal, penalty marker and a water bottle. All the templates are related to a social language concept that I work on with my students. For example, the water bottle represents ways that we can cool down when we get upset and the helmet is to brainstorm ways we can keep our “head in the game” or stay on topic.
You can print for each of your students to complete in a social skills lesson, counseling group or SEL (social emotional learning) in class lesson! It would also be fun to create a banner to hang up in a room or on a bulletin board in your classroom as a reminder of the skills you are targeting with your kids!
You can also check out my other football themed freebie to use after the Big Game ! It’s a template to identify the social concepts in the amazing commercials that air during the game. I even have one more freebie HERE for football themed conversation skills. Can you tell that both of my boys played football and it’s my favorite sport? You have a whole week of therapy materials right here, ready to download and go!
The concepts in Down, Set, Think! include: maintaining topics, conversation, encouraging words, what makes a good friend or warning signs of someone who wouldn’t make a good friend, and ways to cool down when we get upset. You can leave them black and white or color them in your favorite team’s colors for year round use! As for me, my pictures will be black and red for my Falcons next weekend! If you aren’t cheering for my team, that’s okay, we are all on #teamsocial !!