Jell-o AquariumCreating A Jello Aquarium (or Jello Aquatic Scene)
I.E.P. Goals Addressed In Related Activity-
• Completing one-three step routines
• Answering “Wh” questions
• Communicate wants and needs appropriately
• Student will socialize in a group setting appropriate to needs
• Will identify sight words
• Student will socialize when appropriate (It’s my turn, it’s ____ turn, please and thank you)
• Will create original art projects
• Will use measurements for recipes
• Will write simple sentences
• Will answer simple what questions.
• Will remain on task when instructed to independently engage in activity for five minutes.
• Will match a single item per task presented
• Will match two items in succession per task presented
• Will answer “Wh” questions.
• Will identify at least five site words.
• Will participate in activity for up to four minutes.
• Will attend to a book for at least two minutes
• Will follow through completing a one-step routine with varied levels of prompting
• Jello (blueberry)
• Water (hot and cold)
• Large Bowl
• Swedish Fish
• Gummy Sea Animal Candy
1. Add gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.
2. Add 1-cup cold water and stir.
3. Refrigerate gelatin for about thirty minutes or until it is slightly thickened.
4. Students will complete a worksheet while waiting.
5. Meanwhile, layer Skittles on the bottom your large clear cups to create “pebbles” for your aquarium/pond.
6. Remove gelatin from refrigerator and stir in the gummy fish.
7. Spoon gelatin and gummy fish into the cups without disturbing the “pebbles.”
8. Refrigerate until set. Serve.
• Teacher observation
• Teacher created worksheets
• Data Collection
Students will follow multi-step instructions to participate in a English Language Arts/ Math Lesson utilizing cooking.
Will view a smart board lesson on Power Point
This lesson I have done several times and my students love it each time.
Students age 3-11, with and without disabilities.
Students make connections between cooking at home and at school.
Students make connection between ELA and cooking.
Students make connections between Math and cooking.
Students make connections of appropriate social skills/manners and etiquette.