Social Skills for Manners at Mealtimes

Food - Plate and fork

You may be looking for resources to teach your students or children with special needs about mealtime manners.

In this lesson, students will learn about good table manners such as chewing with your mouth closed, saying “please” and “thank you” and cleaning up after yourself.

This module also includes resources such as a mealtime manners activity, a mini schedule, magnet cards, and an outline to reinforce the lessons learned on this topic.

This resource was authored by Watson Institute Special Education Consultant, Andee Morris, M.Ed. 

Powerpoint Presentation

Mealtime Manners Facilitators Guide

Mealtime Manners PowerPoint Presentation

Resource Materials

Activity 1 Table Manners Game

Mealtime Manners Magnet Cards

Mealtime Manners Mini Schedule

Mealtime Manners Outline

Mealtime Manners Parent Note

Pre/Post Assessment

A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference.  Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment.  Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.

Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs.  If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.

Mealtime Manners Pre/Post Assessment

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