Visual Recipes for the Whole Year in Special Education

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Amazing range of recipes! the pictures match what we use in class. Really well put together and thought through
I have only used a couple of the recipes so far, but most of the students are able to read and follow the directions. I am looking forward to using many more!


Do your students love cooking in the classroom? Are you looking for seasonal recipes to use for the entire school year? These Visual Recipes for the Whole Year in Special Education have 50 different recipes and are perfect for your self-contained classroom!

Who is it for?

  • Preschool or Elementary classrooms
  • Students using alternate academic standards
  • Students working on functional life skills


  • teacher-friendly: all activities include a color and black & white version
  • engaging: hands-on activities encourage interaction and communication
  • picture-supported: using PCS from Mayer Johnson (used with permission)
  • minimal cooking equipment needed: Over half of the recipes are no-bake while the others require basic kitchen appliances (i.e. microwave, toaster/convection oven, crockpot, blender, hot plate). See details below.
  • predictable: due to consistent formatting across all recipes
  • ready-to-use: just print, gather your ingredients and materials, and you are ready to get cooking!
  • tested: I have developed and used these recipes over many years of teaching in a special education classroom
  • extras: cover for creating take-home cookbook keepsakes and a simple recipe review for student feedback

Recipes Included: (* indicates non-edible recipes)

No-Bake (27)

  • Cinnamon Playdoh*
  • Cinnamon Ornaments*
  • Marshmallow Dreidels
  • Snow Dough*
  • Yogurt Bark
  • Magical Shamrock Potion
  • Fire Truck Snack
  • Traffic Light Treat
  • Sea Turtle Snack
  • Animal Mix
  • Ants on a Log
  • Spider Snack
  • Lion Crackers
  • Feeling Faces
  • Plant Parts Salad
  • Beach Cup Snack
  • Fruit and Cheese Cookout Kabobs
  • Kool-Aid Popsicles
  • Tortilla Crab Sandwich
  • Fruit Salad
  • Kool-Aid Playdoh*
  • School Bus Graham Snacks
  • Apple Smiles
  • Pine Cone Bird Feeder*
  • Oobleck*
  • Spooky Jello Jigglers
  • Pilgrim Ink*

Toaster/Convection Oven (10)

  • Christmas Cookies
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Waffle Faces Snack
  • Animal Face Pizza
  • My Body Snack
  • Peanut Butter Banana Fish Toast
  • Sand Dollar Cookies
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Tye-Die Leaf Cookies
  • Turkey Cupcakes

Microwave (7)

  • Snowman S’mores
  • Windy Day Kite Snacks
  • Crunchy Bird Nest
  • Sunshine Snacks
  • Flavored Popcorns
  • Microwave Playdoh*
  • Acorn Dough Nuts

Hot Plate (3)

  • Green Eggs & Ham
  • Haystacks Snack
  • Brown Bear French Toast

Crockpot (2)

  • Crockpot Hot Chocolate
  • Crockpot Applesauce

Blender (1)

  • Milkshakes

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