kitchen clean up

Kitchen Clean-up

Expand independent living skills by learning how to keep an organized kitchen.

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Susan N. Edwards and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

Whether for job training or to help out at school or home, learning the ins and outs of kitchen clean-up is important and helpful. It can be added to the student’s regular schedule, after cooking class, lunch and snack preparation. This vocationally oriented activity teaches organization, sorting, matching and stacking. Lessons include Independent Living and Social Skills.

Any dishes, plates, utensils, cooking ingredients, etc. found in the kitchen after a meal

Hints: Use plastic cups and plates – to prevent breakage – as needed. Use cleaning supplies with caution. Always have poisons clearly marked (use bold print, braille, and a texture such as sandpaper) and stored away from food.


Collage of kitchen prep for students who are blind or visually impaired

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