We're back with the Virtual Book Club for Kids series and this month we're reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. We used chocolate chip cookies to inspire lots of counting fun for our kids!
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After we read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, I just happened to come across these counting chocolate chip cookies that I made for my early childhood education studies when I was in college. They were the perfect way to introduce the concept of one to one correspondence while counting to the children.
We put the cookies on our work tray and the kids went right to counting the chips, discussing more and less, and flipping over the cookies to self check their counting with the numerals and number words. You can easily make a set of these for your kids or classroom with construction paper and a hole punch!
After exploring the tactile paper counting cookie set, I invited our kids to use our favorite dot markers to fill in the chocolate chips on the printable sheets I had made during quiet time.
We've written about the benefits of dot stamp markers for kids! Our toddler is getting so good at his hand eye coordination using these to color in activity sheets!
Older children will like the challenge of counting as they fill in the chocolate chips on this additional sheet without the circles provided. You can access these sheets as well as all of our other free printables by signing up for our weekly newsletters! Once you join our email subscribers you will receive a link to the page with all printable resources we've created just for you.
We rounded out the sensory experience by baking a few of our frozen chocolate chip cookies while we worked as a treat for after our projects. Just for fun, our five year old E would also love if you'd take a minute to listen to her read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie:
This post is part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids series. The author for this month is Laura Numeroff and the group is bringing you fabulous ideas for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, and If You Give a Pig a Pancake:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie activities:
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