Welcome to new friends & welcome back to my incredible returning readers. Let me take a second to quickly reintroduce myself. I am Kristine and I have a huge passion for using cooking activities as a way to support and build speech and language skills. With over 15 years of experience as an SLP and being a mom to an awesome 9 year old son, Landon, I am here to share my experiences & knowledge with you to help you start cooking with your students or own kiddo(s).
The school year is winding down, and that means one thing: SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! With that being said, as the weather gets warmer and the daylight lingers a little longer…the last thing you feel like doing is cooking. Luckily for you, I have compiled some easy, fun(ctional), and delicious no-cook recipes that will surely have your kids pumped!
VISUAL RECIPES ARE MY JAM
Visual Recipe cards are kid-friendly recipe cards with pictures representing all the ingredients, tools, and actions performed in each step of the recipe. Using visual recipes allows you to target a laundry list of skills and goals, such as:
- Grammar (Nouns & Verbs)
- Answering/Asking Questions
- Following Directions
- Expressive Language
- Basic Concepts
- Cooking Skills.
Visual Recipe cards can easily be used in classroom settings, clinics, and of course, right in your own kitchen. Visual Recipe cards are perfect for SLPs, parents, teachers, educators and anyone who just enjoys cooking!
Are you dying to know more about Visual Recipe Cards? I have explained in-depth and detailed information in my blog post, Visual Recipe Cards for Kids. I want you to see all of the scientifically proven & purposeful implementation of cooking up communication with your kiddos and/or clients. Check out the blog for ALL the details & ways to incorporate them into your speech sessions or daily cooking adventures!
MAY VISUAL RECIPES
I am bringing you FOUR visual recipes that will eliminate the stress and planning needed to make a Spring themed snack that both you and your kiddo(s) can enjoy. Using visual recipes with children is the perfect way to get them excited about trying new foods, build confidence, and work on speech and language targets/goals. I just know you are going to love the variety of the FOUR visual recipes below.
1. Mini Fruit Pizza
2. Butterfly Pretzels
3. Spring Smoothie
4. S’mores Snack Mix
Pretzel Flower Freebie
As if the four visual recipes above did not make your heart flutter, I have included a FREEBIE that will put you in the Springtime spirit. This Pretzel Flower Freebie will be a hit with your kiddos, I can promise you that! Any color chocolate candy will work! Use this link to grab your Pretzel Flower Freebie today!
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