Food Cutting Toys
I love using food cutting toys for speech therapy. Kids love it too. Watch my video below to see what the toys look like and how to use them to target a wide range of goals.
Where to buy food cutting toys
This set of food cutting toys (featured in the video above) is made by Melissa and Doug. I found them at a discount store; however, you can find these toys anywhere! They are often at children's resale shops which makes them very affordable.
If you don't have time to be driving around, you can click on the link below and buy them from Amazon.
Speech Therapy Using Food Cutting Toys
Below are just some of the ideas you can use for speech therapy.
Young children find these games very engaging. I use them for a variety of sounds.
For younger kids:
- /k/: cut...
- /m/: more cut..., my turn...
- /p/: chop...
- /t/: cut..., turn..., eat...
- /n/: Knife
For older kids:
- "ch:" chop...
- /s/: Make a salad
- /f/: Knife
Articulation guides and more!
If you need more guidance or more materials, we have just the thing.
- For more information on how to do articulation therapy, click here: here: articulation therapy.
- For in-depth articulation materials, click here for our most COMPREHENSIVE speech therapy articulation guide.
These food cutting toys are great for social groups. Most students are very motivated to work together in order to play with this toy.
You can challenge your students to:
- Ask other students for a turn with the knife to cut food
- Ask other students for a piece of fruit
- Make a fruit salad together
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