Materials, Social Skills

Conversation Cell Phones

There’s nothing better than finding that “just right” motivating topic to target your students goals! When I came up with the idea of conversation cell phones! Cell phones are very motivating for some of my students and this idea worked like a charm! I recently redid the graphics on this product, and added some new scenario cards and thought I’d share about it!


I came up with this product 3 YEARS AGO, which absolutely blows my mind! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging and creating materials for that long!

Included in this product is…

-95 text message cards

-1 card deck cover card

-8 blank cards for you to customize! I like to laminate these and write text messages using a dry erase marker.

-1 sorting visual

-8 screen shattered foil cards, in case you want to make this a game.


To see an example of each part of this product, click here to check out the product on Teachers Pay Teachers!

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36 Comment

  1. Reply
    Andrea Chesick
    April 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    What a great idea! Absolutely adorable and totally motivating!

  2. Reply
    Lindsay Parker-Klimpel
    April 12, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Very cute product idea!

  3. Reply
    Annie G.
    April 12, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    I love that this targets social skills while combining something thats technologically relevant to make it more engaging for students! Looks like a great product!

    1. Reply
      April 25, 2016 at 12:49 PM

      Thank you! Send me an email at and I’ll send the product over!

  4. Reply
    April 12, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Wow this looks great for targeting social skills with older students! Not sure what it looked like before but it super cute and see it be motivating and fun for students! 🙂

  5. Reply
    April 12, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    I love this idea!

  6. Reply
    April 12, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    This would be perfect for my client!

  7. Reply
    Lucy Liu-Ng
    April 12, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    very cute!!

  8. Reply
    April 12, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Love this idea! So cute and motivational!

  9. Reply
    Kate Blackburn
    April 12, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    What a great idea! I could see my students having so much fun with these!

  10. Reply
    April 12, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    What a clever and functional activity!

  11. Reply
    April 12, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    I think this would be a great activity for my high school students working on social skills, fluency and grammar.

  12. Reply
    Stacey henry
    April 12, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    This looks like a great product! I love all your products and ideas, they are so inspiring and motivating! Thanks as always for all of your helpful information.

  13. Reply
    Maureen McMullen
    April 13, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Love this idea! Kids will definitely enjoy it!

  14. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Love this product!

  15. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    so cute! love this idea

  16. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Would love to add this to my toolbox!

  17. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Materials for older students are always appreciated, and these look like a great motivators as well!

    1. Reply
      April 17, 2016 at 10:52 AM

      Thanks for your comment! Email me at and I’ll send the product over!

  18. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    My students would love this! They all seem to want their own cell phones, no matter how young they are.

  19. Reply
    Hannah Thiesfeldt
    April 13, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    This would be the greatest game for kids with social language goals!!

  20. Reply
    Sherry Aufdenkamp
    April 13, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    I have been using a TpT product that is more advanced for an older student and it has so many applications. I can teach message intent, perspective, emotion vocabulary, and apply the emotion evoked to the 5 point scale as well as many other skills. This product would be great for younger students because it has similar value!!

  21. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    You are right on target with these, Shannon! I have middle school social groups who are totally intrigued with cell phones, and even though they’re just printed ones on cardstock, it doesn’t matter to them…it’s the “thought” that counts… I think they feel like it’s a more “mature” activity if it looks like a phone. I have Mia McDaniel’s “Reading & Responding, Interpreting Language & More” and those kids will gladly play that without a problem, but will nearly refuse if it’s “just a card game” without the cellphone graphics! I think they would love these too and would serve a different purpose, with other objectives in mind. Great idea!

  22. Reply
    Kim H
    April 13, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    I can’t tell you how motivating language games on a cell phone graphic are for my older elementary students. They LOVE it and many site there “texting” their responses while waiting for their next turn.

  23. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    These would be great for my older students who are working on social skills!

  24. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Such a cute idea. Also love your speech sample post!

  25. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Love it now that even middle schoolers have cell phones!

  26. Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    I love this!

  27. Reply
    April 14, 2016 at 12:44 AM

    So simple yet so motivating for those higher-functioning students that can really benefit from explicit social skills instruction!

  28. Reply
    April 14, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    I would love this for my middle schoolers!!! Doesn’t matter if they are gen. ed. or sped….every one of them could use these.

  29. Reply
    April 14, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    I wish I worked with older students. Maybe I can get my PreK and Kinders to use them since they all love their parents’ phones! I have some old phones that I can use. Great idea!

  30. Reply
    April 14, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    I have several students who would enjoy this activity and get a lot out of it.

  31. Reply
    Lea neff
    April 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Great idea, kids love cell phones.

  32. Reply
    April 14, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    I’m a new SLP and think this product would be amazing to start my collection! Could be used with so many students. Love your website!!

  33. Reply
    April 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    I just tried to create this on the fly on Tuesday. I love this!
    Would 3-5 grade enjoy this?

    1. Reply
      April 17, 2016 at 10:47 AM

      Yes! That’s the age range I originally used it with! 🙂

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