In case you hadn't guessed it from the title of the post, our book of the week was If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. My kids love the If You Give A... books and I love to see the look of anticipation on their faces as I near the end of the book and they can't wait for what's coming.
For the first activity, I cut out black circles for chocolate cookies and glued upper case letters on them. I then glued lower case letters to the brown chocolate chip ones. Peanut had to match the lower case and upper case cookies. Her big brother Petie then had to come along behind her and match his cookies that had pictures on them to their correct beginning sound.
I also cut out some more cookies which I numbered 1-10. Peanut had to count out the right number of chocolate chips onto each cookie. (I was going to take a picture of this in actions, but discovered that The Professor and the kids had eaten ALL the chocolate chips.)
A few other activities that I didn't get pictures of were:
- Reading about pigs and mice from our animal encyclopedia.
- I also put the numbered cookies in a cookie jar, called out a number and she had to run and bring me back the correct cookie.
- I had also planned to bake cookies together, but that just didn't happen.
A few more links to check out for more ideas using this book: