Decorating Santa Cupcakes

Today we have a treat! We have TWO guest posts! Marie Fisher has kindly shared a fun cooking activity, perfect for older students and young ones alike. Erin Ruppelt has created a ‘Letter to Santa’ activity that is sure to be a hit! Thanks so much to these ladies for being willing to share!
This activity worked nicely with my students who have low incidence disabilities; particularly students who use AAC. The students were able to make requests/comment about the different ingredients (ex: “I need sprinkles”, “more sprinkles” or “enough sprinkles”). The activity can be modified so that students have to make requests/comments using 1 word or 4-5 words. It also targets the student’s ability to follow directions with many embedded prepositions and basic concepts (“sprinkle red above the marshmallows”). The activity can also be used to address sequencing goals of various levels. After all of the students completed the activity they taught their “non-speech” peers how to decorate the santa cupcakes!! J
Ingredients: cupcakes, frosting, candy for eyes/nose, marshmallows, and red sprinkles.    
The Boards to go along with this activity can be found here, here, and here.
This is a Christmas activity that SLPs can use with students that are working on expanding their expressive language (specifically addressing EET). It’s a letter to Santa that students can write what they want from Santa by describing. You can also find some good links for other activities for expanding vocabulary, descriptive concepts, etc. here:

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