This finger play is a favorite! We chanted it over and over again as we counted down from six to one. It was great for a pre-math activity.Six little cookies at the bakery shop, (hold up five fingers)
All decorated with sugar on top. (wiggle fingers as in "sprinkling")
Along came ____________ (child's name)
With a penny to pay, (Hold out hand as in "paying")
She(He) bought one cookie and she(he) walked away!
Five little cookies...
Four... Three... Two... One...
We read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,
Cookie math came in to play with Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?
We played a game with cookies, dice and a cookie jar... Some us told our own math cookie stories.
An all-time favorite book of ours, The Gingerbread Man, was read and reread throughout the week. We all pretty much know it by heart. Run, run, as fast as you can...
Different sizes and colors of buttons became decorations for our gingerbread friends.
Our first real baking adventure was rolling, cutting and decorating gingerbread friends of our own.
Wow! Aren't they beautiful?
But, not too beautiful to eat...
And, thankfully, ours didn't even escape!
We mixed up some chocolate and ginger scented play dough and then rolled it, squished it and cut it. We used buttons, sticks and even birthday candles for decorations.
Winding down the week, we made everybody's favorite- chocolate chip cookies! We read a couple of fun cookie monster books-
Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree
and The Biggest Cookie in the World.
We remembered the ingredients that Cookie Monster used to put in the giant cookie he dreamt about- butter, sugar, eggs and flour! That's what we put in ours with a few additions.
And we all know what happens when you give a kid a cookie...