Do you teach life skills and personal safety with your students? Do you love to save time? Then you need the Personal Information Flip Books and Forms! As a school-based occupational therapist (OT), I love to target fine and visual motor skills paired with functional and life skill tasks! Being able to communicate personal information is one of those skills! I love to work on filling out forms with this information [in both handwritten and typed formats] because there are so many areas in life during which this may be a necessary skill. For example, you have to write your personal information down to apply for jobs, go to medical appointments, register for events, etc. Many of my students have a hard time verbally communicating this information as well. Therefore, being able to communicate personal information in written form becomes even more important! Follow along to see how to prep each of the four levels!
The PDF makes it super simple to prep any level of this resource for all of your students. You simply type in the gray boxes on the PDF form and the information will automatically populate to create the activities! Each level includes the following information:
- Birth Date
- Zip Code
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Hair Color
- Eye Color
Then, all you have to do is: (1) print, (2) laminate, (3) cut, (4) velcro, (5) bind!
Personal Information Practice Levels 1 & 2
This version includes one question per page that can be laminated and used with velcro [affiliate link] in a flip book. After laminating and cutting each page, I secured all the answers with velcro and bound into a book for repetitive use. I plan to start with this booklet during OT sessions, and then work on carryover into daily classroom practice. Once the child knows where each of the responses goes, I plan to have them copy the responses underneath. I love that this version of the flip book has room underneath to write. Consider adding lines for more structure on the page!
This version includes question and answer cards that are meant to be cut out and used with velcro [affiliate link] in a flip book. Both the questions and answers are removable with velcro and are more interactive for students. The is less room to copy on these sheets, so I might use this as a “warm up” for students who will them be working on writing this information from memory! You can slow start to take away the visual models.
Personal Information Practice Level 3
These are multiple choice worksheets for students to answer using dry erase markers or bingo daubers and can be added to a workbook for repeated use. If you students prefer to use paper and pencil, you can make copies for daily practice. Consider using golf pencils [affiliate link] to promote appropriate grasp! You can even incorporate some other fine motor strengthening tasks by having student pick up mini erasers with tweezers/tongs [affiliate link] and marking their responses with the erasers. My students think this is so fun!
Personal Information Practice Level 4
These are written response worksheets and the most comparable to a true “job application”style form that a student might have to fill out.
Looking for similar personal information resources?
Check out the following:
- Name Book & Worksheets
- Name File Folders
- Personal Information Flip Cards
- Hello Binder Morning Work Binder [digital version]