I started this post a year ago….and it’s just now coming to fruition. LOL
This is a hugely popular book in our home every October. I have the audio CD that goes with the book, and it is SO FUN! Every time we read it or listen to it, my son asks if we can make pumpkin pie…..so we finally got around to doing just that!
We’ve been cooking with visuals off and on for a few years now, and it’s become a Friday tradition for us since our homeschooling journey began. Fun activities like this involve things like math, reading, following directions, sequencing, etc. Cooking with visuals gives the child more independence and breaks the task down into smaller parts making it easy to follow.
I took pictures of common kitchen items, printed them, cut them out, and laminated them. You can also find pictures online, but for copyright reasons and my desire to make the basic visuals available to those who want them, I had to take my own pictures. I have a POCKET CHART from my teaching days, but you don’t *need* one to create a visual recipe.
Don’t have a pocket chart?
Line the visuals up on the table, or add velcro to the back and use a felt board, or print them onto magnets sheets, cut them out, and stick them onto a cookie sheet.
Here’s what our visual recipe looked like…..
Ready to make pumpkin pie!
WANT THE BASIC COOKING VISUALS?
LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS AND WE WILL MAKE THEM AVAILABLE ASAP.
For more on the benefits of using visuals in your home, please see these posts: