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Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Roleplay Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  07 Aug 2023

Use this active learning game to allow students to practise communication verbally and nonverbally, and interpret different verbal and nonverbal messages.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  5 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  1

teaching resource

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Roleplay Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  07 Aug 2023

Use this active learning game to allow students to practise communication verbally and nonverbally, and interpret different verbal and nonverbal messages.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  5 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  1

Use this active learning game to allow students to practise communication verbally and nonverbally, and interpret different verbal and nonverbal messages.

Verbal or Nonverbal Communication 

Take your students’ social and personal learning to a new level by sharing this easy, fun and active communication roleplay game! 

To play, follow the directions on the title slide! Prior to student use, cut apart 24 prompt cards. Split the class into two groups. One team will draw a card and attempt to have their teammates guess correctly. Consider setting a time limit and taking scores for correct guesses, if desired. Repeat until all cards have been drawn.

Through this activity, students will learn and use appropriate language and actions to communicate their feelings in different situations, both verbally and nonverbally.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your health lessons! In addition to individual student work time, use this game to enhance learning as a lesson warm up, or as a pre-dismissal game. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by providing access to this communication types anchor chart which helps them to understand the differences in communication types.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Set a challenge for students needing extension by editing the cards in Google Slides to create more complex expressions for them to make either verbally or nonverbally!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.


This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a teacher and Teach Starter collaborator. 


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