Lunchtime Social Story and activities EDITABLE


Total Pages 70 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week



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


This is a great back-to-school tool!


This social story on lunchtime addresses common school routines when it comes to lunchtime 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 class. One story has photos and one story uses picture symbols.


The activities are great ways for students to demonstrate what they have learned, and the power cards are the perfect portable reminder.


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Time for Lunch 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:

  • Lunchtime activities in color
  • Lunchtime activities in black and white
  • Time for Lunch book (PowerPoint) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Time for Lunch Activities:


  • 26 page social story with photos
  • 10 page student booklet
  • Circle map on things found in a cafteria
  • Making your perfect plate of food activity
  • Writing prompt
  • Power cards to use as portable reminders


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