Don’t you just love the aroma of turkey roasting in the oven or cooking in the deep fryer. This activity, Thanksgiving Recipe Swap, will definitely awaken your taste buds.
Sometimes I think that turkey smells better than it tastes. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Since Thanksgiving is the time for savory delights, how about having your class participate in a favorite recipe swap. This will get them ready for the holiday.
You may be thinking, I just don’t have enough hours in my teaching day for this since I have so much to cover and so little time. Buuut with this resource, you can incorporate academics into it. Your class will be asked to write a recipe as well as questions to be answered concerning it.
While working in their collaborative groups, the kiddos will be given cards to answer recipe questions on. This will ”kill two birds with one stone,” oral listening skills as well as reading comprehension. And as a BONUS, you’ll all get to take home some scrumptious recipes for your holiday feast.
✿What experts say about this type of activity:✿
✿Helps children practice reading and writing step-by-step instruction.
✿Improves listening skills.
✿Allows children to explain what they hear.
♥What others are saying about this resource…♥.
♥ “I love this idea! This last year I did a variety of small take home projects like this to get parents involved and this will be a great addition this year, thanks!” by Danielle Young
✿This is what’s included:✿
✿Complete Lesson Plans
✿Cover for Recipe Booklet
✿6 Colored Recipe Cards with a Different Image on Each.
✿6 Black/White Recipe Cards with a Different Image on Each.
✿6 Colored Question Writing Cards with a Different Image on Each.
✿6 Black/White Question Writing Cards with a Different Imageon Each.
✿6 Colored Cards for Answers with a Different Image on Each.
✿6 Black/White Cards for Answers with a Different Image on Each.
✿Now for a little of my story:✿
This turned out to be an engaging, community building activity for my middle schoolers. Not only did it help them learn to give directions and follow them, but they worked together in collaborative groups which always help build character.
The home economics teacher worked with us, which proved to be a special bonus. My kids voted on 5 or more recipes and made them during cooking class. A great time was had by everyone since they got to sample some delicious recipes. I so love collaborating with other teachers on projects., it makes for well rounded instruction.
✿This resource can be used for:✿
✔ Middle School
✔ Upper Elementary
✔ Special Ed Classrooms
※ Lessons to engage, challenge, excite and be remembered long after they’ve left your classroom. ※
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Common Core Standards: SL.3.1, SL.3.1c, SL.4.1, SL.4.1c, SL.5.1, SL.5.1c, SL.6.1, SL.6.1c, SL.7.1, SL.7.1c