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Halloween and Trick or Treat Social Stories

With Halloween not that far off, I thought I would gather some Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Social Stories for you. I know from friends and clients that Halloween can be a tough time for kids with autism because so many unexpected things happen.

Does your child with autism use social stories? A social story is a written or picture guide to an event. It helps prepare kids for social situations for which they may have anxiety or be unfamiliar or unprepared. They are very common for kids with autism, but any child who is anxious or has anxiety about a situation may benefit from using social stories.

Halloween Social Stories free

A few weeks ago I met some of my cousins at Sesame Place. They had a child with them who uses social stories and it was interesting to see one. I do not use them with Kevin, but I might start. At Sesame Place was the first time I was ever up close and personal with a child who was actively using one.

I don’t know this child well enough to know if he would have been more anxious at Sesame Place without one, but he did very well in the heat and the crowds.

Halloween Social Stories

I am genuinely sorry that this list has been cut in half since it was first published. So many dead links! But, I also understand the work it takes to maintain a website. Can’t blame people for not wanting to do it.

But, that is why the graphic says 16, but I only have 8

  1. What to expect on Halloween by Positively Autism
  2. Halloween Party by Teachers Pay Teachers
  3. Halloween Party 2 by Teachers PayTeachers

Trick-or-Treat Social Stories

  1. Free Trick or Treat Social Story, Wearing a Costume by TeachersPayTeachers
  2. Free Trick or Treat Cards by Teachers Pay Teachers
  3. Trick or Treat 1 by Teachers Pay Teachers
  4. Trick or Treat 2 by Teachers Pay Teachers
  5. Trick or Treat 8 by Autism Tank

  • Fine Motor Skills-Games, crafts and coloring activities are a great way to use and practice a child’s fine motor skills.
  • Speech and Language– Many parents seek out a language-rich environment for their child. Any activity can be an opportunity to use and repeat new words and language, mimicking sounds, new vocalizations and articulations.
  • Executive Functioning Skills– Depending on the game or activity, it can be an opportunity to practice executive functions such as working memory, sequencing, following directions, task initiation and more.
  • Handwriting and Fluency- This piggybacks onto the language skills a child needs, but with worksheets, coloring pages and games, they can be a low-risk opportunity to practice handwriting and fluency.
  • Practicing Previously Acquired Skills-Applying already acquired skills across all environments, bring the classroom teaching into the real world.
  • Sensory-Textures, sounds, taste, vestibular, interoception, anything!
  • Social Awareness-Practice traditional social skills in a safe environment, such as: joint attention, taking turns, reciprocating conversation, waiting politely, and more.
  • Gross Motor-If you’re in a new place, practice walking across uneven surfaces, new surfaces, inclines & declines, stairs, or increasing endurance.

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