I’m excited to launch a new video series on my YouTube channel (Please subscribe and like – it helps)! It’s finally something that you can actually use in therapy with your students. Personally, I find recipes — in particular video recipes — to be an ideal way to teach kids about sequencing. Cooking and eating is a huge part of living a fulfilling life, but many students don’t get in the kitchen with their parents. Many students don’t realize that how easy it is to make most of the foods they like.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the right videos for my students. There was too much talking, too many faces, the pacing was too fast, and there wasn’t enough information about the supplies needed. So I created my own! All of my videos are shot from the first person point of view, there are no words but simple background music that can be muted, there are no words on the screen. All of the steps are visible with all of the ingredients and materials visual too! Keep in mind, these are basic. I’m trying to get more people cooking, which means making these recipes accessible and approachable for kids, teenagers, people with disabilities, and adult who doesn’t cook. Heads up, here is a list of all of the current videos:
- Wordless Video Introduction – I Explain the “Why”
- Episode 1: Banana Muffins from a Box
- Episode 2: Pancakes
- Episode 3: Jello
- Episode 4: Pizza Experiment: Two Different Types
- Episode 5: Chocolate Chip Cookies from a Box
- Episode 6: Brownies from a Box
- Episode 7: Rice Krispies
I’ve made a Wordless Recipe Handout made to go with these videos: Wordless Recipe Handout. Personally, I think this writing activity is best for second grade and up. For younger children, they can retell the recipe orally (without a handout). Here are speech therapy goals that can be addressed using my Wordless Recipe videos:
- Action words
- Answering WH-Questions
If you want to help me, please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel and LIKE the videos you like the most. That sends signals to the YouTube algorithm to show and share my content with more people. Let’s get the word out so we can help even more people learn how to cook and increase their expressive language skills in the process!