Recipe Writes!

June 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM 2 comments

by: Jennifer Perez

Here is a fun way to have your young one integrate their reading and writing  skills as suggested on Writing can Improve Reading.

Materials are needed:

index cards, a pencil, and a set of fine-tipped markers.


Ask your child/children what their favorite home-made meal is and write it down. Then, brainstorm out loud all of the items/ingredients needed in order to create this meal. Next, ask your child/children to get their pencils and index cards ready to write out their own recipe!  Together, create the steps necessary in order to make this favorite dish come to life!  Allow your child to write the steps out on their own and check the measurements for accuracy.

Once the first recipe has been completed, and re-read for spelling errors, give your child/children the markers and let your children re-trace what they have written in their favorite color(s)! Without realizing it, your child will be re-reading the text, yet once more!

Take it to another level and ask your child to illustrate the meal represented on the recipe card and create a caption for it! Feel free to share your delectable dishes!

Happy Learning!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tes  |  June 24, 2010 at 8:30 AM

    What a great idea! When my baby can draw something I will ask him to help out in recipe cards… Thanks for sharing.

    • 2. imtjen  |  June 24, 2010 at 12:27 PM

      I would truly LOVE if you could share that with me whenever the time arrives!


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