Let's Make Hot Chocolate

In this Remarkable Idea, students can collaborate to make a delicious hot drink, which they can then go on to drink and share. This task is a great team builder.

This activity addresses:

  • Cause and effect
  • Team work
  • Turn taking
  • Social scripts
  • Following directions
  • Alternative methods of access

What you need:


1. Record scripts to SuperTalker FT, iTalk2 or 4, or Step-by-Step

  • I would like hot chocolate
  • Can you measure the milk and pour it into the container
  • Now we need to heat the milk (NOT TOO HOT!)
  • Now we need to add the chocolate
  • Can you put it in the blender and I’ll turn it on
  • Now let’s serve it to everyone

2. Create overlays using the AbleNet Symbol Overlay Maker app.
3. If drinks will be offered around the following scripts could be used on a Step-by-Step:

  • Hello, my name is____________ what’s your name?
  • Would you like some hot chocolate
  • We made it ourselves
  • Here you are
  • Is it okay
  • OK thanks bye!

What to do:

1. Connect the blender to PowerLink 4 and the PowerLink 4 to Big/Jelly/Mini Beamer Transmitter
2. Measure and pour milk into microwave safe container
3. Heat milk to desired heat
4. Add chocolate powder
5. Pour chocolate milk in the blender, blend for 1 to 2 minutes.
6. Add marshmallows
7. Serve drinks using Step-by-Step to offer drinks.