If you have small children, you know that they love to imitate adults. This is a pretend lesson in which children can create and follow a recipe to make “Alphabet Soup” and “Braille Muffins”! This activity reinforces initial letter sounds in a fun and playful way.
- A set of alphabet letters: (magnetic letters, homemade letters on note cards or braille paper, or print out a set of letters like these FREE cards from https://www.sensorysun.org)
- Braille alphabet (add APH Feel ‘n Peel Stickers to magnets or braille on the notecards or braille paper)
- Soup pot
- Ladle or spoon
- Cookie sheet or plate
- Variety of objects found around the house
- Extra cards/braille paper to write down the names of objects, if necessary
- Make braille letter cards or add Feel ‘n Peel Stickers to the magnetic letters.
- Put as many as you would like in your soup. You can pick four or five or all 26 letters, depending on your time constraints and student's interest level.
Write a recipe for "Alphabet Soup", as in the example below:
- r for rock
- c for corn
- q for quarter
- x for x
- Mix all the ingredients and serve it up hot in a bowl.