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How do you use cooking or crafts as indoor fun during frigid temperatures?

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Well I just was blessed with being fully funded with my cooking project from Donorschoose.org. I just go my toaster oven (from school specialty of course) and have created a picture recipe for making sugar cookies. We will bake them and then decorate them. We are using a snowflake cookie cutter, white icing, and light blue sprinkles to go along with our winter theme. I hope my students enjoy being able to cook since we cannot go outside in the cold weather.

This sounds fantastic Carrie-Anne!  Thank you for sharing this cooking project as well as your success with Donorschoose.org!!

My son has a really hard time connecting with others, even the kids he sees every day in his class. We asked his teacher to send us a class list. For special days we bake allergen-free cookies for everyone in his class. He helps me get the batter ready, place them on the baking sheet, put them in the oven and when they've cooled we put them in small baggies. I make labels with the kids' names and he sticks them onto each one. The next day at school his teachers practice having him say the kids names and making eye contact when he hands them to each of the kids. It's a really nice socially appropriate way to practice these skills in a way that doesn't feel so scripted. And with that, I go to bake our Valentine's cookies for tomorrow! :)

I love it!

Deb Caruso said:

My son has a really hard time connecting with others, even the kids he sees every day in his class. We asked his teacher to send us a class list. For special days we bake allergen-free cookies for everyone in his class. He helps me get the batter ready, place them on the baking sheet, put them in the oven and when they've cooled we put them in small baggies. I make labels with the kids' names and he sticks them onto each one. The next day at school his teachers practice having him say the kids names and making eye contact when he hands them to each of the kids. It's a really nice socially appropriate way to practice these skills in a way that doesn't feel so scripted. And with that, I go to bake our Valentine's cookies for tomorrow! :)

An ASD class I work in often uses the school's Home Ec room to make cookies for the staff, and then deliver them. :-) We have standard recipes as well as picture recipes.

We do lots of cooking.  Others might like to use the cards we made and shared at http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2011/11/crock-pot-applesauc... at home or in classrooms.

Thank you for posting the photo cards, Martianne!

You are most welcome!

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