Autism Social Skills: Please and Thank You Social Story and Matching Game
This product is intended to create awareness about why and when to say please and thank you, and to practice using these words in real life scenarios.
Page 3: An introduction to why we say please and thank you
Pages 4 – 6: When do I say please?
Pages 7 – 10: When do I say thank you?
I recommend that you introduce the topic of please and thank you by means of the social stories.
Page 11 - 12: Please and thank you pictures (12 of each), which will be used to match to the different scenarios on pages 13 – 18.
Pages: 13 – 18: These pages consist of 24 different scenarios. The goal is for the student to match the corresponding words (either please or thank you) to each scenario.
Page 19: Labels that can be used to paste on the outside of folders.
This game can also be printed in black and white as a cut and paste activity for parents.
I like to assemble it with lamination sheets and velcro for use in my practice. I recommend that you laminate the cards on pages 11 and 12, and apply soft velcro on the back. Laminate pages 13 - 18 and apply hard velcro in the blocks on the right hand side. The student can then attach each picture card (soft velcro on back) and use it repeatedly.
File folders: I like to create a file folder game (for the matching activity). I chose to laminate the social stories and keep them on hand so that I can refer back to them if the student gets stuck. You will need three file folders, laminating pouches and velcro as mentioned before.