Flexible Thinking - Social Skills Story and Activities - K-2nd Grade

Rated 4.56 out of 5, based on 63 reviews
63 Ratings
Socially Skilled Kids
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
62 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Socially Skilled Kids

What educators are saying

My students with autism enjoyed these activities! The social story is especially great using PowerPoint.
Also included in
  1. This Social Skills SUPER MEGA PACK includes a very wide variety of social skills resources {26 Resources} appropriate for students with special needs, in kindergarten through 5th grade. Meets all of your Social Skills, Behavior, Communication and SEL needs!This SUPER MEGA PACK is priced at over 30%
    Price $80.00Original Price $125.81Save $45.81
  2. Teach your students a wide variety of social skills through stories and activities. This is a huge set of stories designed to teach your students many social skills that may not come easily to them. These stories use clear, explicit language to help students understand what to do, how to do it, and
    Price $29.99Original Price $55.20Save $25.21
  3. Teach your students a wide variety of social skills through stories and activities. This is a huge set of stories designed to teach your students many social skills that may not come easily to them. This bundle offers you a HUGE savings of over 30% off!These stories use clear, explicit language to h
    Price $74.99Original Price $113.83Save $38.84


Flexible thinking is a critical life skill. This skill often needs to be explicitly taught to children with social learning challenges such as; ASD, ADHD, and Developmental Delay. This Social Skills Story & Activity is intended to help those who have difficulty being Flexible and Thinking Flexibly.

The story helps children who get stuck in their way of thinking {Rigid Thinking} and have difficulty understanding why they should consider other options or opinions to be Flexible Thinkers.

Stories are a great way to teach children struggling to learn a specific social skill. Social stories work by breaking down information into small, manageable parts. These stories teach children what to do or not do in a specific social situation.

Read frequently and reinforce real-life examples of children (and adults) being flexible and how it made others feel.

❤️❤️❤️ What people are saying about this product:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Printed on card stock and used right away. So helpful to have for therapy. Thanks!" - Cynthia

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This is just the social story I need to use with my students!!! Thanks for sharing!!!" - Alice

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Such a cute, easy to understand social story on flexibility. A much needed topic for my students." - School Counseling Is Magical

Included Please Find: 62 Pages

Story: Color Story, Great For Classroom Use. Choose your cover to help individualize to your reader. Boy, only/ Girl only/ or Group.

*Page 4: Choose the matching page...Boy/ Girl/ or Group

*End Page: Choose the matching page...Boy/ Girl or Group

Skill Builder Activity 1: Strategies & Plan

Skill Builder Activity 2: A Time When I Was Flexible {Draw & Write}

Skill Builder Activity 3: Was It Flexible {Scenario Cards & Check List}

Coloring Book Companion: Story In Black & White Story, Great To Have Students Color Along While Reading and To Send Home For Generalization}

Animated PowerPoint Story: Great for Distance Learning! Kids love to click through the slides to see the animations. Helpful for students to read at their own pace. Includes skill builder activities, one is.

❤️ Thank You

Clip Art Credit

Invitation To The Teacher's Lounge {FREE, Weekly Social Skills Resources}

More Social Skills Stories For K-2nd Grade Students:

It's Okay To Ask For Help A story and activity set about how and why to ask for help when needed. This is the K-2nd grade version.

Dudley Dog's Frustration Story A story and activity set about how to handle frustration and the strategies needed to be successful and maintain friendships.

If Someone Is Bothering Me A story about how to self-advocate using appropriate strategies and expected behavior.

Copyright © Socially Skilled Kids.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Please purchase additional licenses if you intend to share this product.

Money Saving Customer Tips!

How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases

Go to your My Purchases page (you may need to log in). Beside each purchase, you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Click it, and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment on the product.

Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases.

I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺

Get notified about new products, discounts, and freebies.

Look for the star ⭐️ next to FOLLOW ME by my store logo and click it to become a follower.

Voila! You will be notified of important information such as new products, sales, and freebies!

Total Pages
62 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up