Recipe Worksheets for Life Skills and FCS
Kids rush, they just do. When you give them a recipe they want to get to the end result ASAP and it can be so frustrating when they ask you questions that are on the…RECIPE!
That’s why taking your time to teach how to read a recipe is so important. Explicit instruction such as this can feel like a waste of time or redundant but students really need it, even those familiar with recipes.
What Students Need to Know About Reading a Recipe
Title of the Dish– what is the dish, is it definitely what they are planning on making?
Yield– How many people can this recipe serve? Is it the correct amount? Do they need to modify the recipe?
Time– How long is the prep time, cook time, and total time? They need to be able to manage their time and choose recipes that they have the time for.
Ingredients– They need to be sure to read the ingredients carefully and mise en place what they need to begin. Making sure they have the ingredients necessary.
Ingredient Measurements– Do they know the abbreviation for teaspoon, for ounces, etc?
Directions– Read them ahead of time to make sure you have the necessary kitchen equipment for the recipe and to have an idea of what you need to do.
Give Them Visuals
Having visual around the classroom that help your students understand important content is a great way to sneak in instruction.
⭐ Here is a free kitchen measurement poster you can use in your classroom.
We use a slideshow on the basics of recipe reading while students follow along with guided notes and answer questions about reading a recipe.