Speech Therapy
Food Cutting Toys

I love using food cutting toys for speech therapy. Kids love it too. Watch my video below to see what they 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 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. 

Articulation Ideas

Young children find these games very engaging. I use them for early articulation sounds such as:

  1. /k/: cut...
  2. /m/: more cut..., my turn...
  3. /p/: Chop...
  4. /t/: cut..., turn..., eat...
  5. /n/: Knife

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For older kids:

  1. "ch:" chop...
  2. /s/: Make a salad
  3. /f/: Knife

Social Skills

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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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

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