This lesson plan is designed to teach a small group of special needs students how to prepare a meal from start to finish. Here we will introduce students to the necessary steps and ingredients for making chicken salad, and we will also teach them about proper hygiene in the kitchen and clean up procedures.
This is a curriculum of cooking lessons designed for special needs students, ages 6 to 10. The intent is to teach common kitchen skills, like measuring and stirring, while also building an awareness of nutrition and food groups.
This curriculum is designed to be taught over the course of 10 weeks. In each lesson, students will follow along with a pre-determined recipe, learning new vocabulary and concepts as they go. We recommend teaching one lesson per week in order to keep students engaged and allow enough time for practice.
We’re looking to create a cooking curriculum in the form of a deck of flash cards that will be used by students with special needs. The flashcards will include instructions, pictures and diagrams on how to make simple recipes. The purpose of this project is to assist these students in learning life skills that will help them to have some independence and cook their own food.
The Cooking Curriculum for Special Needs Students is designed to teach students with learning disabilities how to cook meals using simple tools. This curriculum is designed to be used in a lesson format, though it can also be broken into individual lessons. Each lesson focuses on one or two cooking skills, and includes reproducible worksheets or other relevant materials.
While we have compiled this material for teachers, parents or other adult caregivers can use this information to teach children in their care about cooking. You do not need formal teaching experience to use this curriculum.
This cooking curriculum was developed by an instructor who has a background in early childhood education. The cooking curriculum is intended for use with students that have special needs. The goal of this curriculum is to provide an engaging, structured cooking activity that will teach students to follow directions, work together as a team, and work on their fine motor skills.
Each class will run for 45 minutes, beginning with the introduction of the ingredients and ending with a group discussion about the food that was prepared. Each student should have a set of measuring spoons and cups. Each student will also be assigned one task in the recipe.
The curriculum is divided into five sections, each with a different theme, that can be used interchangeably as needed. They are also dependent on the confidence level of each student, and their ability to move from one section to another will vary. Each section has a number of lessons with corresponding materials, handouts, and quizzes.
Each lesson contains specific learning outcomes that the student should achieve, which will be reinforced through group activities and individual work. The goal is for the students to build confidence in their ability to cook independently, without assistance from teachers or other adults. The instructor’s role is simply to guide the student toward completing each lesson successfully and ensuring they understand each concept before moving on.
This curriculum is designed to teach first-time cooks with special needs how to prepare and cook meals in a safe and healthy fashion. The lessons are divided into three parts: safety, cooking methods, and healthful eating. Each part includes one lesson on each topic, as well as a final lesson that synthesizes the information in the previous lessons. Each lesson should take thirty minutes to complete.
That’s why we’re excited to announce our cooking curriculum for special needs students. This curriculum is designed to teach kids everything they need to know about kitchen safety, and helps them gain confidence in their own skills. The curriculum includes lesson plans and activities for elementary schoolers, as well as middle and high schoolers.
The lesson plans are divided into three sections: kitchen safety, food preparation, and cooking activities. Each lesson builds on the last to give your students a holistic understanding of kitchen safety and the science behind food preparation.
By the end of this curriculum, your students will understand how to use tools in the kitchen safely and efficiently, how to prepare food safely (from washing hands to properly handling dishware), and how to cook delicious dishes without burning themselves or messing up their kitchens (too much). They’ll also gain skills that will serve them well throughout their lives like reading recipes, following directions, working independently/in groups, measuring ingredients exactly (and why it matters), etc.
These cooking lessons are appropriate for students of all ages and abilities. Simply adjust the level of difficulty based on each child’s abilities. For example, younger students may benefit from visual aides, whereas older students can tackle more complicated recipes. You can also allow students to demonstrate their skills with real-life cooking experiences or through pretend play. Recipe cards can be changed and customized as needed to suit your classroom’s individual needs.