Made by Melissa and Doug
How to Play?
This game includes 33 durable pieces of felt sandwich ingredients (bread, cheese, tomatoes, etc). The game also includes pretend play sandwich ideas for endless fun and creativity. The child is able to use their imagination by designing their own custom sandwiches, owning their “own sandwich shop”, and combining different fun flavors. This game can be played independently or with a group of children.
What does this game work on?
- Learning how to properly sequence different items when asked
- Functionally, this skill is used when dressing, cooking, learning in school, reading, determining cause and effect, and more.
Visual Memory Skills
- Functionally, this skill is critical for reading, spelling, writing, and math performance in school, and more.
- This skill is critical in an academic setting when learning and receiving directions from a teacher, reading directions on a food package, and more.
Item/Color Recognition Skills
- Functionally, these skills are important when dressing, cooking, driving, safety precautions, water temperature, and more.
- Creativity allows people to view and solve problems with an open mind and innovation and gives children enjoyment when playing.
Turn Taking Skills
- Critical skill in a social and academic setting, which will turn into an important skill as the child grows into an adult (in the work place, in relationships, etc).
This game can be used in many different interactive ways. The parent can draw pictures or write a list of how they want their sandwich made. The therapist can incorporate this game into an obstacle course for the child to gather each layer of the sandwich throughout the course and then return it to the therapist. The child can then put the sandwich in proper order according to the therapist written directions or picture. The child can also verbally read the list and name the ingredients working on speech and reading skills. The therapist and child can work towards different therapeutic goals when playing this creative and fun game!