If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff is a delightful story about a demanding mouse who wears out a little boy with his seemingly never-ending requests. Everyone knows that if you give a mouse a cookie . . . well, he'll end up wanting your entire house! This story is an excellent introduction to sequencing, making predictions, and identifying cause-and-effect relationships. Our KidsSoup Resource Library offers If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar? by By Bonnie Lass and Philemon Struges.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Bingo Game
Make Give a Mouse a Cookie Bingo Game Boards. Use brown paper and a black marker to make chocolate chip cookies.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Scavenger Hunt
Lead your children on a cookie scavenger hunt throughout your classroom. Ask, "How many cookies did we find?"
This Little Mouse
This little mouse peeked in the door
This little mouse jumped to the floor.
This little mouse came out to play
This little mouse ran away.
This little mouse said "Dear me!"
"Dinner is over and it's time for tea."
Five Cookies Rhyme
Five little cookies in the bakery shop,
Shinning bright with the sugar on top.
Along comes (child's name) with a nickel to pay.
He/she buys a cookie and takes it away.
(Continue with four, three, two, and one)
Feed the Cookie Monster Game
Make a large cookie monster out of a paper bag. Cut out a large mouth. Let children practice their fine motor skills by drawing and cutting circles out of brown craft paper. Then feed the "cookies" to the Cookie Monster. How many cookies should he get? Counting