A cooking theme is perfect for all your students, from preschoolers to adults working on life skills!
You know I love to use themes in my sessions because it makes them fun for the kids and easy for me, plus so many other benefits of speech therapy themes! I find I can follow the same routine and just change up the theme so it feels fresh and new, but we’re working on our goals with less prep work for me!
Cooking is one of my favorite themes because everybody’s gotta eat! And there is so much you can do to make it just a little extra fun and student buy-in!
My Cooking Themed Language Therapy Unit for Speech Therapy includes everything you need, all the stimulus materials and quality graphic organizers you need for just about your whole caseload!
Sometimes speech therapy can be just a bit more fun with an app! My students love Cookie Doodle where they can mix up their own batch of digital cookies. It’s great for following directions and learning how to follow a recipe without the hassle of buying and gathering all the ingredients and tools.
Or, if you don’t have the toys, some simple play dough tools are all you need to have some great cooking pretend play.
Ok, this is a no brainer, but if you’re theme is cooking, let’s get cooking! Able2Learn has a bunch of visual recipes for special ed students that are perfect for those kids who need extra supports. Simple recipes like a snack mix don’t require a stove or oven if you don’t have access to one!
There are lots of other simple ways to include the cooking theme into your therapy:
My themed language units includes all the materials you need to target:
We’re talking over 100 pages of cooking themed goodness, with gorgeous photos, helpful icons, and systematic instructional materials.
Other SLPs absolutely LOVE my cooking themed pack. Here is some feedback I’ve received:
“These themed units have been my go-to this school year! I especially love this theme because food/cooking is something that most students can relate to, but it takes it to the next level for learning and language objectives. So thorough and covers any language target you need!”
— Amber H.
“I love how flexible this product is. I’ve used it with students in several grades from 1st to 8th. It’s one of those activities that you can have open on your desktop and plan all of our sessions around. It also spurred conversations about where food comes from and piqued interest in cooking or helping around the kitchen in my students.”
— Deanna G.
Have fun in your therapy sessions and get the work done!