That’s Not Fair Social Story and Activities


Total Pages 51 pages
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Sometimes Things are Not Fair Social Story contains material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism.


This social story addresses appropriate reactions when things are not fair in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are two versions of the story to reach as many learning levels as possible. In addition, the power card gives students something to carry and refer to at all times.


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Sometimes Things are not Fair 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:

  • Not Fair activities in color
  • Not Fair activities in black and white
  • Sometimes things are not fair (PowerPoints) to use with activities (editable)
  • Link to book in google slides (editable)


Sometimes Things are not Fair Activities:

  • 21 page social story using photos
  • 12 page student social story using picture symbols
  • Sorting activity
  • Power cards
  • Writing prompt



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 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 will likely 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