FILL THE FRIDGE! This free printable food matching activity is a great way work on new vocabulary, following instructions and colors.
This is such a fun activity! We are working on it with the children at my learning center for kids with autism in Paris.
This engaging activity is easy to prepare and will provide lots of learning fun.
Set this printable food matching activity up in 4 simple steps!
Materials you need :
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- Your free printable fridge & food images
- Printer & printer paper
- Laminator & laminating sheets
- Magnetic tape
Step 1 : download your free printable fridge and food images here.
Step 2 : print out the fridge and food.
Step 3 : Laminate the pages.
Step 4 : Cut out the food images so that your child can put them in the fridge!
(Optional) Step 5 : If you are planning to use this activity on a magnetic board, you can use magnetic tape on the back of the fridge and each food item.
How to use the printable food matching activity with your child :
Teach new vocabulary
This is a useful activity to teach new vocabulary or reinforce your child’s exisiting vocabulary skills.
You can use this activity to teach the following vocabulary words :
Communication Tip :
If your child is not speaking yet or has very beginning communication skills, you can still work on new vocabulary. Click here to grab your free signing poster and you’ll be on your way to teaching your child his or her first 9 adapted signs.
Build receptive language skills
Just ask your child to find each item to put in the fridge by saying “find the bananas!” and “grab the fish!”. This is a great start to building receptive language skills.
Teach your child to identify colors
Pick up each food item, image by image, and ask your child to say the color.
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