Kitchen and Cooking File Folders for Special Education

It can be hard to teaching cooking skills in special education classroom, especially if you don't have a kitchen! I mentioned before how I love "tricking" my students into learning by working on concepts using file folders. They still seem to think they are games! Or at least they enjoy them. Some of my students will even choose to do file folder activities during their breaks.
How to Teach Cooking Skills in a Special Education Classroom
A lot of file folders that you can find online are for basic facts, such as colors, counting, and what-not, but my students need to work a lot more on life skills that will help them become successful as young adults! So I created this set of file folders based on all things cooking and around the kitchen.

I also include a variety of difficulty levels in my file folders so that I can appropriately challenge each of my students.

First, we have a simple file folder that works on sorting measuring cups vs. measuring spoons.
How to Teach Measuring Skills using File Folders in a Special Education Classroom

Then, this file folder works on students reading the label and finding the correct measuring cup or spoon.
How to Teach Measuring Skills using File Folders in a Special Education Classroom

Now onto liquid measuring cups. This one is more simple, matching liquid colors and amounts.
How to Teach Measuring Skills using File Folders in a Special Education Classroom

And then it gets challenging, matching the amount to the 1/2 cup as shown on the cup.
How to Teach Measuring Skills using File Folders in a Special Education Classroom

I only have one pictures for you here, but I have four different options for setting the temperature for both the stove top and the oven. There are two different levels for each one, one with exact temperatures (ex. med, low, 350 degrees, etc) and one with in-between temperatures as well (ex. medium-low, 475, etc). You "turn" the knob to match the temperature. Could also be an easier task for student to make sure all of the burners are "turned off" too!

Here's a food sort for what goes in the fridge/freezer and what goes in the cabinet.
How to Teach Kitchen Skills using File Folders in a Special Education Classroom

Sorting cups and plates vs. pots and pans.
How to Teach Kitchen Skills using File Folders in a Special Education Classroom

And finally sorting drinks vs. snacks.
How to Teach Kitchen Skills using File Folders in a Special Education Classroom

Aren't those fun? And they work on a variety of life skills as well! You can purchase these in my TpT store here. Want even more life skill file folders? Check all these out!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kitchen-Cooking-Life-Skill-File-Folders-Special-Education-1827166
So what do you think, will these file folders help you practice cooking skills in your classroom?!

4 comments :

  1. These look amazing! It's so difficult to find tasks that teach cooking skills and could be in a work tasks bin. Thanks for sharing!
    Pam

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  2. Do you mind sharing where you got your measuring cup clipart? I've searched and searched for clipart with the measurements on the side and can't seem to find any.

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  3. These are great. Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Brie, these are absolute genius! I love these so much--what a great idea. Sorry I don't gush much--only when I find something really worthwhile!
    Chris
    Autism Classroom Resources

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