This traditional recipe from one of our teachers is a delicious opportunity to talk about kitchen safety with your child
One of A Shared Vision’s teachers started making this recipe with her daughter when she was four years old. Now their family has it every Thanksgiving.
With each step in this recipe, we provide sensory suggestions for you to try with your child. You can follow one or all the suggestions – touch, taste, see, smell, hear. Even though using a hot stovetop to cook the cranberries requires adult supervision, this is an opportunity to talk about kitchen safety with your child. Explain what you’re doing so your child doesn’t miss out on any steps in the process. “The saucepan with the cranberries goes on the stovetop.” “I turned the stove on - it needs to be hot to cook the cranberries.” “I’m stirring the berries so they don’t burn!” “Let’s listen to the cranberries pop!”
Enjoy this sauce with your Thanksgiving turkey. Stir leftover cranberry sauce into a fruit smoothie, yogurt, or pancake batter. Or put a dollop on your cheese and cracker, a turkey sandwich, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Recipe Steps & Suggested Sensory Directions