Downloadable Activity Cards
Visual support is more than decorations. Visual support such as posters, signs, objects, pictures, and cue cards are a fundamental part of Universal Design of Learning (UDL). The use of visual supports in learning settings offers reminders and reinforcements of how to complete a task related to physical education, a daily living routine, emotion regulation, or an exercise prescribed by a physical therapist or occupational therapist. The use of social support benefits students with great visual skills and can support these students to be more active, communicate better, and be successful while learning.
Description: On this page, you will find multiple different activity cards that are designed to help students better understand the directions visually while also providing teachers with information to break down each task. These cards can be printed out and displayed like a poster on gym or classroom walls, boards, projected on a screen, or individually for you to hand to a student.
Activity Cards: Sports and Games
The activity cards are designed to help students better understand the directions while providing teachers with information to break down the activity with guided cues. Each activity card features an image of a student participating in an activity. The 5 games featured in the Activity Cards Games are lead-up activities to the 5 sports (sitting volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, flying disk, and soccer) featured in the Activity Cards Sports. The cards can be printed out and displayed on the walls and/or printed like an index card for individual use for a student who may need visual support to complete the activity.
Activity Cards: Fitness Adaptations
The activity cards are designed to help students better understand the directions while providing teachers with information to break down each fitness test to help a student complete each component. A student can use the card to identify an adaptation that will help them complete the test. The fitness adaptation cue cards can be printed out and displayed on the walls and/or printed like an index card for individual use for a student who may need visual support to complete the activity.
Activity Cards: Social Emotional Learning
The Social Emotional Learning activity cards are designed to help teachers quickly access a student’s emotions each day. A student would quickly pick up a color that is associated with their feelings as they discreetly enter the gym and then put them down. The cards can be displayed on the wall or printed out small. Teachers can also use popsicle sticks or smaller items that are colored for students to pick up and either drop in a basket or hand to the teacher. These are only to be used if your school is implementing Social Emotional Learning Standards and parents are aware of what is taking place at the school. If you want to use these resources and your school does not currently implement social emotional learning, please consult with your administration before implementing.
Activity Cards: Physical and Occupational Therapy
These activity cards were designed in collaboration with a group of students from Samford University in Homewood, AL under the direction of Dr. Allison Jackson to help physical therapists and occupational therapists provide visual cues for their younger patients during therapy sessions whether in the school or clinic. The cards break down the activity and have pictures to show the progress to help the students. The students who contributed to this project were: Audrey Keiman, Sophia LaBar, William Lee, Joseph Mera, Kylie Nixon, Shelby Parker, Gracie Robbins, Emma Scott, Ben Shirley, Allyson Smith, Sierra Sosa, Shea Sullivan, Emily Whittington, Julie Young, Allison Zimmerman
The cards are designed to help officials and coaches have quick and easy access to visual cues when coaching. A coach and/or official can use the cards to identify proper language, accommodations and general tips for including a student with a disability in their programs. The coaches and officials cue cards can be printed out and are designed to fit in your pocket while coaching or officiating.
If you would like to see cue cards added to this collection, please submit the information to NCHPAD via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.