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Print picture recipes to help students who benefit from visual cues. Use the What You Need Sheets to help students gather materials and to aid students who practice community skills to select and make purchases for preparation in class. Put the recipes in sheet protectors or laminate so you can use them over and over. Direct adult supervision is required during cooking, of course.
Cooking Pix- nice photos "borrowed" from catalogs. Print them on card stock, cut out, laminate and use as flash cards for simple ID OR really expand speech opportunities by asking the student to describe how the items are used.

A
teaspoons identification worksheet.

Measuring cup worksheets to help learn liquid measurement.

Fluid Measurement Graphics- gallon graphic and Mr. Gallon

Label Questions-understand packet information about pudding and tomato soup.

Make
10 x Trail Mix and take a hike! Picture recipe and ingredients to make 10 x Trail Mix.

Fruit Smoothie-Picture recipe and what you need to make a tasty Fruit Smoothie.

Dirt Pudding - Print a Picture Recipe and Ingredients for a fun favorite (3 pages).

Dogs in a Blanket -Picture recipe and what you need to make Dogs in a Blanket.

Traffic Lights-Picture recipe and what you need to make Traffic Lights.

Black-Eyed Peas and Cornbread -Picture recipes and a page of what you need to make these treats to celebrate ethnic cuisine.

Candy Bird Nests from www.enchantedlearning.com

Aquarium in a Cup from www.enchantedlearning.com

Bry-Back Manor has a wonderful Picture Recipe collection.

Pasta Fun - Dye different shaped pasta in food coloring and rubbing alcohol by shaking them in a ziplock bag. Dry on paper towels. Use appropriate shades for the seasons and make necklaces; get student to replicate patterns you make; glue on paper plates or heavy paper to create 3D collages.

Play Dough Recipe - Make your own long lasting dough! Color it in seasonal colors and add essential oils or peppermint or vanilla essence to make for a rip-roaring multi-sensory experience.
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 cups water
2 tbs. cooking oil
2 tsps. cream of tartar
a few drops of food coloring
Cook mixture in pan over medium heat, stirring all the time to prevent sticking. When mixture comes away from sides of pan remove from heat. Knead and store in airtight container or ziplock bag. Keeps very well. Use Kool-aid instead of food dye as it stains less and smells nice.