Field Trip Social Story plus activities | editable


Total Pages 38 pages
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Field Trip Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This social story on going on a field trip addresses appropriate behavior on a field trip in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are 2 versions of the story included to reach more learning levels in your classroom.


Finally, the field trip activities allow for an opportunity to assess how well the student understands and can recall the expectations.


Download a FREE writing prompt and field trip CHECKLIST that would go great with this unit, as well as some tips on having a successful and safe field trip, visit my blog posts about it by clicking HERE



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Field Trip Social Story Includes:

⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Field Trip activities in color
  • Field Trip activities in black and white
  • Going on a Field Trip book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Field Trip Activities Include:

  • 10-page social story with photos (editable)
  • 11-page booklet using picture symbols
  • Circle map reviewing main rules to follow while on a field trip
  • Fill in the blank worksheet reviewing the main rules to follow
  • Sorting activity on appropriate and inappropriate behaviors
  • Power cards to personalize and take on the field trip (2 sizes)


Teaching students appropriate behavior and response/reactions to various situations is a challenge we face as special education teachers. This is why I feel it is so critical to teach these skills in a safe, non-stressful situation, NOT while the behavior is occurring. If you target and protect instructional time to teach these social skills, you are more likely to see them transfer to naturally occurring settings. I know there never seems to be enough time to teach what you need to in a school day, but you will not be sorry if you put time aside every day to work on building better social skills in a thoughtful and structured manner. My hope is that these social stories and related activities will make that task a little easier for you.

Please check out my blog page on social stories: My Thoughts on Social Stories for more ideas on how to use this resource and one of my biggest “aha” moments as a teacher.

I also have some FREE video resources you may find helpful when using social stories:

Social Stories: A Powerful Behavior Management Tool

Writing Your Own Social Stories