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Cooking with Visuals

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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!

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BIG PUMPKIN

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…..

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Ready to make pumpkin pie!

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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:

EMPOWERING OUR CHILDREN
&
DIY LANGUAGE MAGNETS

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10 Responses to Cooking with Visuals

  1. Jodi Pollack says:

    I love this idea! I have been making up our own visual recipe sheets when we cook ,but that takes such a long time and is a big pain in the butt. This seems so much easier, think I’m going to get to work on this for my son asap!! Thanks for the idea!

  2. LoriAnnn says:

    I would LOVE them!

    I home school my special needs daughter and this would be perfect for

    our PUMPKIN / COOKING WEEK!!!

  3. Michelle says:

    I would love a copy of your visuals! I have tried to create something similar but my graphics are never a very clear guide for the kiddos.

  4. Bonnie L. says:

    I know this post is from a while back, but I wondered if you had the visuals available? I love this idea and just had a friend give me a pocket chart.

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