IMG_4152Holiday high five everyone! One of our warm-up activities recently asked the children to go around the room and give friendly greetings to all. Before we started, we watched a very funny commercial of an elf greeter that wasn’t so friendly this holiday season. Some of the social secrets we shared included:

  • Look at the person.
  • Smile.
  • Use a friendly voice.
  • Respect personal space.
  • High fives should be “just right” and not “too much.”
  • Spread Christmas cheer just like Buddy the Elf.
  • Smiling is contagious.
  • Acknowledging others by saying hello gives people good thoughts about us!


If you would like to watch Friendly’s Angry Elf commercial click here:


About mhkeiger

I am a Social Learning Specialist and owner of Ausomely Social LLC. I have presented at the Social Thinking Providers Conference. I received my bachelor's degree in English from Salem College and my master's degree in Cross-Categorical Education from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. I am a long-term member of the Autism Society of North Carolina. I was awarded Professional of the Year by the Autism Society of North Carolina in 2003. I have over 29 years of extensive training and experience in the area of social skills.

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