Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Early Reading Activities:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Reading the Story
3 pages of story props- laminated
1 page of words – laminated
Group Activity page
6 pages of shadow cards (match shadow shape to actual item)
Alphabet Cookie Puzzle (folder activity)
2 pages of alphabet cookies (match lower and higher case letters)
Fine Motor Activities :
Fine Motor Activities page
Can mouse find the cookie? – laminated
Stay on the Line to Get to the Cookie – laminated
Help Find the Cookie for a Snack – laminated
Math Activities page
Cookie jar template
8 Cookie Jars (4 pages) with numbers 1-8 – laminated
Black construction paper to be made into construction bits
Activity #2 page- Cookie Counting
Cookie Counting template
Cookie Counting – 1 laminated copy
Color Activity page
3 pages of construction paper to be used for construction bits
To the new owner of CHILDREN’S WORK BOX curriculums:
Welcome! Let me tell you a little about the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie curriculum.
Activities for children are measured as beginning learners, intermediate learners, and experienced learners. Each child learns at their own pace. By giving them opportunity to learn at the level they are able to understand, children will learn a concept with a positive approach. They will be eager to learn the next step as you scaffold each activity to fit their ability to acquire a more complex concept.
Children in my classroom enjoyed repeating the story and activities often. After reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie for story time, I would put it in my classroom library for further reading opportunities. That old saying, “Practice makes perfect” has merit when it comes to reading skills and learning new concepts. So repeat the story and activities as often as the children are interested.
If a child was challenged with learning a concept and needed more practice, I would choose one of the activities and work with them one-on-one for about 2 minutes each day during free play until they mastered that particular concept.
After reading the story several times, ask them what the mouse is going to want next. This story lends to increasing a child’s memory, accomplishing the task of seriation (putting things in order), and gaining comprehension skills.
I hope you find the curriculum easy to implement and helpful for the children whether in a large classroom setting, small group of children, or with one child.
If I can be of further services, please feel free to contact me.