Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Playing With Food . . . on Your Computer

Enjoy using these food related activities in your therapy sessions:      

Make Pizza and ice cream sundaes at Inkless Tales. 

At ChateauMeddybemps' Bobby's Busy Bakery, you can decorate cakes and arrange the baked goods in the window. Great for descriptive words, WH questions, positional words, and more.  Play in the bakery on your computer or interactive whiteboard and for individual lessons, turn the printed versions into file folder games.  

Both Make Learning Fun and Lil County Kindergarten have emergent readers relating to food on their sites. Emergent readers are great for speech and language as they are often repetitive and can target phonemes or syntactic structures throughout the book.
Five Little Hot Dogs, an Emergent Reader and matching story props can be printed at Make Learning Fun under the food theme. You will also find food playdough mats, restaurant order tickets for dramatic play, a cupcake shape activity and themes for pizza, strawberries, and picnic.

The Stone Soup Emergent Reader and related printables at Lil Country Kindergarten are beautifully done. The printable pictures make great visual supports and the emergent reader is good for targeting “we” and “in.”  There are many math related printables in this packet. Don’t ignore them as you can target numerous phonemes using math concepts.

SesameStreet.org has many games and short videos about food for your youngest students.

Kizclub.com has as story props for Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert , Today is Monday by Eric Carle, Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar by Jane Manning, and The Great Big Enormous Turnip by Helen Oxenbury. You can watch a version of  the story, The Great Big Enormous Turnip at BBC’s Cbeebies.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell, with visual supports and wonderful activity suggestions, was just posted at Chapel Hill Snippets.  A 25 page lesson plan with ready-made activities and story props for this book, and several other books, can be found at Florida's Department of Health. 

Look at my posts Playing With Food and Playing With Food on Your iPad for more resources.


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  1. Thanks for sharing the Florida website. I just linked that and your website on Chapel Hill Snippets!

    1. I have been following your blog since its beginning. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!


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