My Manners Printable Pack for Young Children

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I have plans to do a few sets of printable packs based on social concepts. I’ve already done two on feelings and emotions, but I wanted to get into other realms as well. So, to start I’m going to share a printable pack based on manners.

It’s something that we’re working on with Squeaker and with Sweet B. With Squeaker, it’s using words like “please, thank you, and excuse me” while with Sweet B, it’s working on sign languages for “please, and thank you”. I think, however, that this free manners printable pack will be useful for both of them. 

You can, of course, combine these with more of my free printables for autistic children to create a visual aid on social skills.

While we continue to work on social concepts with my autistic teen and with my toddler, I wanted to create a resource to help. One thing that we're working on is manners and I hope that this manners printable pack can be of use to you as well!

Tips for Teaching Manners to Younger Kids

As a parent, you have a lot of different things to focus on, from making sure they eat right, to ensuring they brush their teeth, get enough exercise, and have proper morals and values. Among these values include having good manners.

Teaching your children good manners starts young, so here are some tips to start now.

Start Teaching Them at a Young Age

Your children are never too young to start learning good manners, but it is also not too late. If your teens rarely say Please or Thank You, start teaching them now! It is not too late for them to have great manners that other people notice.

With the younger kids, keep instructing them for every action. If your toddler asks for a toy, remind him to say “Please” before you will give it to him. If you have two younger children who are playing, and one pushes the other, teach them the importance of apologizing and saying “Sorry”.

Make Sure Everyone Teaches the Same Thing

It is important that all adults in your children’s life teach the same good manners. This includes your spouse, the babysitter, older teens in the house, and anyone else they spend a good amount of time with. If they go to grandma’s house every Saturday, tell your mom that you are teaching manners and ask that she follow the same instructions.

Your kids will learn proper manners very quickly.

Show Them You Have Good Manners

You have probably heard your young child repeat everything you say; this shows you that they are paying attention to what you do. By always having good manners yourself, they will start mimicking what you do. Say Please and Thank You, open doors for other people, and stand aside when someone is in a hurry and trying to get past you. Let someone with less groceries get in line in front of you, and give up your bus seat to an elderly person or pregnant woman who is in more need of the seat.

Keep Reminding Them When They Make a Mistake

Your kids might not get it right away, and that’s okay! Just keep reminding them, but do so gently. If your
pre-teen has a door held for her and she doesn’t say anything, remind her to say Thank You to the person who held the door for her. This will eventually get it in their heads that manners are important.

Ideas for How to Use the Manners Printable Pack

I won’t say that this pack was created more for special needs/autism, however there is an element that is more autism specific. I’m looking into creating social stories to add to Sweet B’s list of home resources and as I create those, I will be happy to share them with you all.

Be sure to take a look at our recommend resources for printable packs as well.

Please note, that I’m not ABA certified, I’m not a professional school psychologist, I don’t have my masters in Special Education.. I could go on in terms of professional licenses and titles. I am, however, a mom with a teenager on the autism spectrum. I’ve been in the position of not having the resources I need. So when I am able, I create my own and will freely share.

As I’ve said in the past, if you are in need of a specific resource, please don’t hesitate to let me know and I will be happy to see what I can do. I can’t make promises, but I will at least do my best to help.

Okay, so, to that note… let’s move on to preview for this pack!

my manners preview

Of course, these are not limited to just being used with kiddos on the spectrum. You could use this as a preschool manners printable pack as well.

I am working on a companion for this pack to include matching sheets and good/bad behavior.

What you get in this pack:

  • Manners cards (with and without text)
  • Situational charts

If you are need of different situational charts, please let me know and I can make them for you and/or let you know how I made them. 🙂

DOWNLOAD HERE (No Opt In Required)

Manners Cards || Kindness & Character Posters

And if you are looking for additional resources for your non-verbal autistic child, or for your child on the spectrum, be sure to check out:

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What to wear today? A free printable pack from Just Another MomWant to give your preschooler a hand with their daily routine? Check out this free preschool schedule printable pack.
My Calming StrategiesIdentifying Moods
To assist with handling meltdowns, I created this printable set of my calming strategies for my autistic moods preview 1
My Bedtime RoutineDaily Routine Printable Chart and Cards
Does your child need a little assistance with their bedtime routine? Check out this free printable bedtime routine chart and cards set. If you're looking to support your autistic child at home or have a pre-reader who needs assistance with their routine, these free daily routine schedule cards are for you! Download your copy today at Just Another Mom
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Kori is a late diagnosed neurodivergent mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, and coach; Kori shares neurodivergent life in a neurotypical world while helping others to do the same. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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5 years ago

You are a genius! Thank you so much! These are the perfect visual charts!

5 years ago

Thank you! I teach kindergarten and feel the manners cards will be helpful!

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Kori, all your printables are so cute!! And…very helpful!!!

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