Daily Living and Cooking Activities

     As a cognitive disabilities special education teacher, my goal is to prepare my students for independent living.  My students participate in weekly cooking and daily living skill activities.   Since there a few books on this subject or they are too pricey I would search the web for ideas.  But I often became frustrated when trying to find such activities because there was nothing that I could use without making modifications.

    The following recipes and worksheets have been tested and work!!  As the new school year gets underway new recipes and worksheets/ activities will be added.  The worksheets are all my original creations.  Enjoy!  Please check back as I try to update my web page frequently.



Main Dishes

Taco Grande

Pizza Sticks

Cheeseburger Pizza

Mini Sausage Breakfast Pizza  

Pizza Casserole

Souper Wheelies  


Ham and Cheese Puffs  



Chocolate Nut Bars

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Simple Apple Pie

Banana Nut Muffins

Oatmeal Cookies

Cinnamon Fruit Biscuits

Applesauce Drop Doughnuts

Four Layer Bars 

Pumpkin Bars

Chocolate and Oat Bars

Coffee Cake Ring

Pizza Pan Cookies

Pecan Coffee Cake

Grocery Shopping

     The following worksheets were created to reinforce shopping skills, math skills and comprehension skills.  The students in my classroom enjoy having a worksheet with their names on.  Several of the worksheets go with various recipes that we have made in our class.

Grocery Shopping #1

Grocery Shopping #2 - Grocery Shopping for Soup Ingredients

Grocery Shopping #3 - Grocery Shopping for Stromboli Ingredients

Grocery Shopping #4 - Grocery Shopping for Soup & Sandwiches

Grocery Shopping #5 - A general grocery shopping worksheet

Grocery List Worksheet - use this worksheet when your class goes to the grocery store.