I love using play food in therapy but I’m a traveling cart lady, who goes into classrooms rather than setting up my own space for therapy. That has made it hard to do some of my favorite type of play-based therapy.
This week, I ordered some stove stop stickers from Amazon and added them to the lid of my container and voila! A pretend kitchen that I can actually bring with me without it spilling all over the hallways.
Grab the stickers using my amazon affiliate link here. You could also use a Cricut or Cameo to cut the stickers too! The sticker cost was $15 when I purchased mine. I have a Cricut but honestly, the thought of driving to the store and spending the money on the vinyl would be equivilant to ordering on Amazon Prime!
The felt food here in this photo is from the Target Dollar Spot. I love felt food! It’s light and can be smushed to fit a lot into a little space!
I have a plate, bowl, and one spatula in my bin. I like to limit the materials because I want my students to have to use language to share the limited materials.
If you’ve made your own DIY Kitchen, I’d love to hear about it! We paired our food lessons with my interactive vocabulary books for food! Easy practice on building simple sentences, expanding MLU and learning vocab.
Find those here in my store.
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mara friedman says
I love this! I have the Melissa & Dog felt food set that I had been using with my EI kids but now I’ll use it in school with my younger ones (Kindergarten & 1st grade LLD kids) and incorporate pragmatics and general vocabulary. thanks for sharing your idea!
Love this idea!! Can’t wait to try it!