Thursday 5 May 2016

Kiddy Cooks: Using our memory skills with Pink Pizza recipe

I'm often impressed by Anthony's memory. Having a good memory is not uncommon in some people with autism and is a characteristic that both my autistic kids share.

I've used baking and cooking as an excuse for the kids to practice their motor skills before.  This lovely one from Kiddy Cooks for example requires grating and that needs bilateral motor skills (using both hands in a coordinated way by holding the grater in one and moving the cheese and courgette with the other.

But it's also a great way of practising memory recall too. Anthony was able to completed recite and make another lovely pink pizza for several days. Great for his memory and for his tastes as pizza is one of his favourite foods. This lovely recipe adds vegetables into the pizza which is great and uses beetroot to give the dough a pink colour.  Why not give it a try? Search 'cooking' to find other recipes on this site.


  1. What a great idea to colour the pizza dough with beetroot. I like using grating for practising the bilateral movement too - big lad struggles with this and has a great memory too. I will have to try this with him as pizza is also a favourite here. TY for sharing this with us at #FamilyFun 🎉

  2. I did wonder on the whole pink pizza thing before I read this, what really pink pizza was my thought process. Beetroot, genious, it's great that you use this as a tool for your children. It's always a bonus to get veg in the kids, if they enjoy making this then roll with it! Brilliant that it helps with their skills too. Thanks for linking to #familyfun

  3. What a great idea to include beetroot into your pizza dough. A young family friend, who loves anything pink, is certainly going to love this idea. Thank you for sharing,
    Angela x
    Only Crumbs Remain

  4. What a fab idea to colour the dough. Love the recipe too, it sounds so healthy and I'm sure it tastes delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday :) x

  5. What a great idea! Looks tasty too. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x


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