‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’
Book by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Milk and cookies …..
Scissors and tape …..
Crayons and paper……
We all have memories of these items, which are critical parts of the book ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’.
The story line of this book is so typical of many of us – we do one thing and it triggers another activity or memory! (How many of you go to put laundry in and end up doing something entirely different when you get to the laundry room!) One key literacy skill that is developed through this book is the ability to remember and sequence the order of activities. This is an important school readiness task.
There are a lot of fun, learning activities that can be developed based on this book. Through hands-on activities, children:
• Participate in a reenactment of the story, based on the sequence of events
• Practice counting skills with the ‘Cookie Count’ game
• Experiment with different ways to paint, using different painting tools
• Improve scissor skills when cutting grass ‘hair’
This book is the first in the ‘If You Give…’ series by Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Children will delight in the antics of Mouse as things they might also do!