Irregular Past-Tense Verbs with Toca Kitchen Monsters

Toca Kitchen Monsters is another FREE app from Toca Boca. In this one we get to choose a monster, choose different ingredients, and try to prepare food that the monsters will eat.  While my patients are playing it (or I’m playing it for them online) I can target the following irregular past-tense verbs:

  • Chose – the kids get to choose the brown or blue monster, then I can ask them, “What did we do first?  Is it ‘we choosed‘?”
  • Got – the kids take ingredients out of the refrigerator (found by swiping the left edge of the screen to the right) and then I can ask them, “What did we do next?  Is it ‘we gotted food’?”
  • Took – I target this the same way as “got” so I ask, “What did we do with the food?  Is it ‘we taked it from the fridge’?”
  • Put – the kids put the ingredients on the monster’s plate then I can ask, “What did we do with the food?  Did we ‘putted‘ it on the plate?”
  • Ate – the kids can pull the food up to the monster’s mouth and if he eats it then I can ask, “What did he do with the food?  Is it ‘he eated it’?”
  • Blew – When the monster won’t eat the food he’ll blow a raspberry at it.  The brown monster will do this with the tomato, lemon, and raw steak and the blue monster will do this with the broccoli.  After this happens I ask, “What did he do?  Is it ‘he blowed a raspberry’?”  Sometimes I’ll have to explain what a “raspberry” is in this context, but kids usually understand what I’m talking about the second time around.
  • Let – When you try to feed the brown monster a raw tomato and the blue monster raw broccoli they let the food fall off the table and onto the ground (where we can’t see or retrieve it).  For this I’ll tell the kids, “It was rolling off the table and he didn’t even stop it – what did he do? Is it ‘he letted it fall’?”
  • Fell – After the food falls I can also ask, “The food was falling off the table and now it’s all done.  What did it do?  Did it ‘falled’?”
  • Made – after we prepare the food with the kitchen tools (found by swiping the right edge of the screen to the left) I can ask, “What did we do with the food?  Is it ‘we maded it’?”
  • Cut – after using the cutting board to cut the food into pieces I ask, “What did we do with the knife?  Did we ‘cutted’?”
You open the fridge by pulling the left side of the screen to the left…
…and you can find the tools by pulling the right side of the screen to the left.
The blue monster blew a raspberry when I tried to get him to eat broccoli.

Here are some more ideas for irregular past-tense verbs.

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