Patience Social Story and Activities on Waiting EDITABLE


Total Pages 29 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 days


Patience social story was created for students with special learning needs, especially autism but would also work great for a young class who has trouble waiting.


This short social story on patience addresses waiting 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 meet more learning levels in your classroom.


There is a circle map and sorting activity that allows students to apply what they have learned about waiting and patience.


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Patience Social Story Unit 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:

  • Activities in color
  • Activities in black and white
  • Patience book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Patience Activities:

  • 15page social story using photos (editable)
  • 10 page student booklet using picture symbols
  • Circle map on patience
  • Sorting activities that take a short or long time

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