10 Ways to Use a Pizza Toy Set in Speech

10 Ways to Use a Pizza Toy Set in Speech

Making time for play therapy in your lesson plan is a great way to have your student work on their language in a functional and engaging way. Kids love to play, and they also love pizza! Which makes these pizza toy sets a must-have tool for your speech therapy session. Use these pizza toy sets to target a variety of language and speech goals through play!

Where Can I Buy a Pizza Toy Set for Speech Therapy?

 

There are a few different pizza toy sets available online. All of the ones I’m suggesting below can be found on Amazon, but you might be able to find them at stores like Target, too. The links below are Amazon affiliate links for your convenience in which I receive a small commission when you click at no additional cost to you.

It can be fun to play pizza delivery or eating at a pizza restaurant with this Melissa and Doug Wooden Pizza Counter. If you want a felt version, there is this set for under $20. Working on pretending to go to a pizza party, you can grab this pizza party set HERE. For a more tactile pizza play activity, you can use the Playdoh pizza set.

 

Incorporate a pizza toy set into your speech therapy sessions to increase engagement and opportunities for meaningful practice on speech and language goals.

Play-Based Speech and Language Toy Companion Cheat Sheets

Need a cheat sheet guide to help you with targeting wh- questions, Tier II vocabulary, articulation, basic concepts, adjectives, and helpful therapy ideas for toys you use during play-based therapy? Grab this Toy Companion Cheat Sheet Guide for Prek-2nd grade and have stimulus targets mapped out for 25 different toys. 

You can save brain energy while effectively using toys to target your student’s speech or language goals. Use these cheat sheets so that you can have FUN in therapy too!

Incorporate a pizza toy set into your speech therapy sessions to increase engagement and opportunities for meaningful practice on speech and language goals.
 Incorporate a pizza toy set into your speech therapy sessions to increase engagement and opportunities for meaningful practice on speech and language goals.

Using a Pizza Toy Set in Play-Based Speech Therapy

Incorporate a pizza toy set into your speech therapy sessions to increase engagement and opportunities for meaningful practice on speech and language goals.

A pizza toy set can be used to target so many speech and language skills! Listed below are some of my favorite ways to engage children in these skills:

1. Use the pizza toppings and pieces to work on following directions and sequencing the steps to make a pizza.

2. Describe the ingredients and sort the items into category groups: appliances, utensils, food, meat, veggies, dairy, etc.

3. Put the pizza toppings on flashcards and students pick a topping. Then, have the student practice their target. Use silly sentences such as “The rabbit ate the pepperoni.”

4. Practice turn taking and perspective taking by having the child prepare a pizza for someone else. Work on initiation for questions and comments.

5. Have things go wrong while making the pizza by having it burn, dropping the pizza, running out of toppings, and expressing dislike such as yuck for toppings.

More Therapy Ideas Using a Cookie Toy Set

    6. Act out different verbs and vocabulary with gestures such as devour, smell, hot, chew, mix, etc.

    7. Talk about which pizzas have more/less/few/none.

    8. Discuss the social rules for going to a pizzeria.

    9. Use toppings for phonological awareness cues or tapping out multi-syllabic words.

    10. Have your students feed different items pizza. You can work on building sentences, answering “who” and “what” questions and turn taking.

    Incorporate a pizza toy set into your speech therapy sessions to increase engagement and opportunities for meaningful practice on speech and language goals.

    More Toys to Use in Play Therapy

    Incorporate a pizza toy set into your speech therapy sessions to increase engagement and opportunities for meaningful practice on speech and language goals.

    If you are loving all these toy ideas for play therapy, you can read more blog posts on some of my favorite toys to use in therapy.

    When I pull out a toy knowing the purpose of how I will use it to cover goals, I feel confident with my therapy choice. It’s okay to put the worksheets away if you are FUNctionally using toys to target speech and language goals.

    Your students will probably be more engaged with your lesson for the day!

    Check out my favorite toys and 10 ways to use them in therapy:

    Ice Cream Toy Set

    Toy Trains in Speech

    Using Play Food in Therapy

    Farmhouse Toy Set

    How Do You Use a Pizza Toy Set in Speech Therapy?

     

    Do you have a fun way to engage your students with a pizza toy set in speech therapy? Share in the comments, tag me on Instagram @thedabblingspeechie, or email me at feliceclark@thedabblingspeechie.com.

    10 Ways to Use a Cookie Toy Set in Speech

    10 Ways to Use a Cookie Toy Set in Speech

    Playing with toy sets is one of the best ways for kids to interact with their environments and learn about the things around them without getting into things they shouldn’t. Even more so, kids love animals, which is why pet hospital toy sets can be such a great tool to incorporate into your speech therapy sessions! While acquiring a pet hospital toy set is an upfront cost, there are so many different speech and language skills that you can target while “playing” with your speech students!

    Where Can I Buy a Baking Cookie Toy Set for Speech Therapy?

     

    There are a few different cookie toy sets available online. All of the ones I’m suggesting below can be found on Amazon, but you might be able to find them at stores like Target, too. The links below are Amazon affiliate links for your convenience.

    Melissa and Doug Cookie Dough Play Set

    Melissa and Doug Baking Play Set – you can use these tools and use playdough to make the cookies.

    Use a Play Dough Pretend Play Set for Making Cookies and Milk

    Cookie Mixer Set by Tiny Land Inc

     

    Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using a baking cookies toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.

    Play-Based Speech and Language Toy Companion Cheat Sheets

    Need a cheat sheet guide to help you with targeting wh- questions, Tier II vocabulary, articulation, basic concepts, adjectives, and helpful therapy ideas for toys you use during play-based therapy? Grab this Toy Companion Cheat Sheet Guide for Prek-2nd grade and have stimulus targets mapped out for 18 different toys.

    Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using a baking cookies toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.
    Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using a baking cookies toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.

    Using a Cookie Toy Set in Play-Based Speech Therapy

    Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using a baking cookies toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.
    1. Discuss kitchen safety when cooking. Target negation for not, don’t, never. Work on the cause and effect of what happens if we get cookies out of the oven without protective gloves or not putting your fingers in the mixer when it is turned on.
    1. Practice decorating and serving cookies to partners to work on turn-taking and initiation of communication. Share opinions about if they like/don’t like the cookie, requesting milk to go with their cookies.
    1. Put the cookies “in” and “out: of a jar. Discuss “who” took a cookie out of the jar.
    1. Work on vocabulary and grammar skills while making pretend cookies. Practice sequencing the steps. Ask the students what happened first, middle, last.
    1. Talk about the social rules for baking (hygiene) and when/why you would prepare cookies for someone (party, death, thoughtful gift, etc.)

    More Therapy Ideas Using a Cookie Toy Set

    1. Feed a stuffed animal or cut out the cookies while practicing speech or language targets.
    1. Put task cards out and have the students “find the” adjective, category, noun-function, etc. Have them put a cookie on the correct task card.
    1. Work on singular and plural nouns and noun-verb agreement with stuffed animals. Give the animals different items (cookies, oven mitt, rolling pin). Explain what each animal has or ask simple “who” questions.
    1. Have different problems occur during pretend play (burnt cookies, spatula drops, forget an ingredient) and discuss solutions to the problems. 
    1. Sort items into different subcategories such as the spatula, cookie tray are kitchen utensils, flour, butter, sugar are food ingredients, and a mixer, and oven are appliances. Describe these items by attributes (i.e., category, noun-function, location, parts, size, textures, etc.)
    Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using a baking cookies toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.

    More Toys to Use in Play Therapy

    Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using a baking cookies toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.

    If you are loving all these toy ideas for play therapy, you can read more blog posts on some of my favorite toys to use in therapy.

    When I pull out a toy knowing the purpose of how I will use it to cover goals, I feel confident with my therapy choice. It’s okay to put the worksheets away if you are FUNctionally using toys to target speech and language goals.

    Your students will probably be more engaged with your lesson for the day!

    Check out my favorite toys and 10 ways to use them in therapy:

    Ice Cream Toy Set

    Toy Trains in Speech

    Using Play Food in Therapy

    Farmhouse Toy Set

    How Do You Use a Baking Cookies Toy Set in Speech Therapy?

     

    Do you have a fun way to engage your students with a baking cookies toy set in speech therapy? Share in the comments, tag me on Instagram @thedabblingspeechie, or email me at feliceclark@thedabblingspeechie.com.

    10 ways to use an ice cream toy set in speech

    10 ways to use an ice cream toy set in speech

    When it comes to play therapy, we want to use toys that are relatable and motivating for our students. What kid doesn’t LOVE ice cream? Ice cream is a dessert that so many kids experience and enjoy, why not use it to target speech and language goals?

    An ice cream toy set is a versatile speech therapy toy that your preschool and elementary students will enjoy using. This makes lesson planning easier when you have one toy set that can be adapted to target many different goals.

    Today, I am going to share 10 ways that you can use an ice cream toy set in play-based therapy. If you are interested in doing more play-based therapy and want some tips, head to this blog post.

    Where Can I Buy an Ice Cream Toy Set for Speech Therapy?

    Here are some of the best ice cream playsets I would recommend checking out for pretend play activities. If you are on a budget, check out Goodwills, Offer Up, or Facebook Marketplace. Sometimes even sharing a post on social media asking friend and family if they have toys to donate can be an affordable way to collect some of these items. You can also try to get your toy sets through Donor’s Choose

    Favorite Speech Therapy Toy Sets for Ice Cream Pretend Play

    How to use an ice cream toy set to cover a wide-range of goals in speech therapy

     Melissa and Doug Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter – I own this one and LOVE it! It’s a little more expensive but is great for an ice cream shop pretend play activity.

    Melissa and Doug Ice Cream Cone Set – this set is more affordable and would be great for pretend play with eating ice cream at home for dessert.

     

    Sweet Treats Ice Cream Parlor by Battat – this set is probably the most affordable and has all the accessories to make your own ice cream sundaes. It could be great for an ice cream party pretend play activity.

    Playdoh Kitchen Ice Cream Party Set – you know your kids will go bananas when they see they can make playdough ice cream sundaes in speech!

    Kidzlane Ice Cream Toy Set – is a versatile set that comes with cones, cups, bowls and waffle cones. Plus, if you add water to the ice cream scoops, they change colors for new flavors. Plus, they are dishwasher safe, so you can easily sanitize these toys.

    Play-Based Speech and Language Toy Companion Cheat Sheets

    How to use an ice cream toy set to cover a wide-range of goals in speech therapy

    Need a cheat sheet guide to help you with targeting wh- questions, Tier II vocabulary, articulation, basic concepts, adjectives, and helpful therapy ideas for toys you use during play-based therapy? Grab this Toy Companion Cheat Sheet Guide for Prek-2nd grade and have stimulus targets mapped out for 18 different toys. 

    There is a two-page toy companion for an ice cream toy set that will help you remember targets to use in your play-based therapy. When you don’t have enough time to plan therapy, you can count on your cheat sheets to help you have effective therapy.

    Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using an ice cream toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.

    Using an Ice Cream Toy Set in Play-Based Speech Therapy

     Engage your speech therapy students with these 10 ideas for using an ice cream toy set in speech therapy! So many speech skills can be targeted with it.

    1.Role play different social situations using the ice cream toy. Have the students make a sundae or ice cream for another person working on conversation skills and perspective taking.

    2.Create different flavors of ice cream with the student’s speech sound or target adjectives.

    3.Work on following directions with basic concepts using the ice cream cones.

    4.Answer “who” questions by giving students different types of ice cream.

    5.Phonology milkshake: Students can only put items in the blender that have their sound.

    6.Work on sequencing steps for making an ice cream sundae or a milkshake.

    7.Sort ice cream toppings into sub-categories, such as fruit, crunchy toppings, sweet, and sauces.

    8.Discuss problems and solutions related to ice cream, such as if you drop your ice cream or the shop doesn’t have the flavor you like.

    9.Work on speech and language while doing an ice cream shop pretend play activity.

    1. Talk about the noun functions for spoon, bowl, cone, freezer, scooper, etc.

    More Therapy Ideas for Using Toys in Play-Based Therapy 

    When all the assessments and meetings are due at various times during the school year, your creativity always seems to deplete in planning therapy. So, if you need some new inspirational therapy ideas for some of your student’s favorite toys, here are some blog posts to check out:

    Using a Pet Hospital Toy

    10 Ways to Use Play Food in Therapy

    Trains to Target Speech and Language Goals

    Using a farm toy in speech therapy

    How Do You Use an Ice Cream Toy Set in Speech Therapy?

     

    Do you have a fun way to engage your students with an ice cream toy set in speech therapy? Share in the comments, tag me on Instagram @thedabblingspeechie, or email me at feliceclark@thedabblingspeechie.com.

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