Do you work with students who are bossy? I teach social skills and consult in 6 kindergarten classrooms and I have many requests to help decrease bossy behavior, as well as disrespectful behavior.
If you have bossy kindergarteners, this Freebie is for you!
*Note: This activity is appropriate for Kindergarten – 3rd grade.
Do you work with older students? No worries! If you download the activity, you will see how you can easily adapt it to the upper grades. I have included a set of blank cards so you (or your students) can write in your own scenarios. You can also take this idea and duplicate it on butcher paper or the white board.
Why Decrease Bossy Behavior?
Because bossy children have a difficult time making and keeping friends. Of course, leadership is a wonderful quality, but bossy is very different.
Bossy children often yell at others, tell them what to do and don’t listen to others suggestions. They often put others down for their suggestions or attempted contributions.
Obviously, this is not going to gain them friends. Use these scenario cards to open up the discussion of “Bossy or Buddy” with your students.
How To Use This Activity
Print, laminate and cut out the given cards. Next, have the student(s) pick a card and read it out loud. The student must tell if the scenario is a Bossy Behavior or a Buddy Behavior and why. You can simply discuss the scenarios or you can have your students role play them for added fun and learning.
The Buddy Behaviors Card and Bossy Behaviors Card can be used for students to write their ideas on. What does a Buddy Behavior look like? What does a Bossy Behavior look like? Laminate these posters and use a dry erase marker for years of re-use!
I hope you and your students enjoy this fun activity! Click Here or on any of the pictures above to go to the download.
Thanks So Much and Happy Teaching!
Cindy ~Socially Skilled Kids