Spot Bakes a Cake

Title: Spot Bakes a Cake

Author: Eric Hill

Description: It’s Spot’s Dad’s birthday, so he plans to bake a cake for the occasion


  • Early Sequencing
  • Pretend Play
  • Early basic “Wh” Questions
  • Speech Production: “k” initial and final word positions

Why I like this book: Every little kid loves Spot. The flip book quality is always entertaining and keeps kids engaged.


Ideas for this book:

  • Make visuals for kids to sequence: shopping, mixing, baking, decorating, eating
  • A great story to use to help kiddos who are struggling with pretend play. Can read the story and then “act” it out. I’ve been using a bowl, spoon, plastic “easter” eggs, a box for an “oven,” and a pretend cake (MelissaandDougpretendbirthdaycake). We act out the story, complete with singing happy birthday. Can build and expand on the pretend play scheme: before making-make the shopping list, drive to the store, shop. After: wash the dishes, put dishes away, etc.
  • Great for early exposure to “wh” questions. Where will they buy the ingredients? Who is hiding? Whose birthday is it? Why are they making a cake?
  • Lots of practive of “K”: cake, bake, cook, clean, cupboard, card, coloring, crayons, etc.
  • Great to pair with apps: Cakedoodle or BirthdayParty. Can do before or after the activity
  • Youtube has several Spot episodes as well

Submitted by; Meghan G. Graham M.S. CCC-SLP

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