Saying Hello Social Story and Activities EDITABLE


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


This social story addresses how to say hello 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 to fit more learning levels that may be in your class.


The power cards are great for students to carry with them and use as reminders when faced with social situations.


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Saying Hello 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:

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


Saying Hello Activities:

  • 9 page story using photos (editable)
  • 11 page BW student booklet
  • Sequencing the steps of saying hello
  • 2 power cards students can decorate and carry with them


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