Cooking In The Classroom!!
One of my students favorite activities in the classroom is our Friday cooking. It’s a great way to incorporate measurement and reading with life skills and my students get a yummy snack out of it. Plus, my picky eaters are way more likely to try the food they helped make.
There are tons of recipes out there that don’t need an oven or anything fancy but it was hard to find recipes that had enough visuals and simple enough instructions for my guys. So I started making these simple visual recipe packs. Each recipe includes visual instructions broken down into small steps and 3 levels of response sheets.
My students have always really enjoyed these activities and I love finding new recipes that are simple and help introduce them to new foods. Each recipe
Each recipe has a materials and ingredients list so students know what they’ll need .
The recipe broken up into small steps with visuals for students to follow.
Also included are Recipe Response sheets so students at three different levels so it’s super easy to differentiate.
Version 1 is for students who can write or copy independently. Some of my students can do this completely on their own and for others I put this page up on the smartboard and we do it together and they copy it on their page.
Version 2 is for my kiddos who are still in the tracing stage and need a little more support. Each recipe has a word bank at the top of the page that students can use to help answer the questions.
Version 3 is for my non-writers. They cut out the picture that goes with the recipe we made and paste it in the square.
Cooking activities make my Fridays much easier to plan for and my students love these activities. Check out the COOKING IN THE CLASSROOM section on my TPT Store and let me know if there are any recipes you’d like me to add.