This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Every month we love featuring a new author as part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids. This month we are featuring Laura Numeroff and we decided to do an activity inspired by If You Give A Mouse Game ideas preschoolers Cookie.
If you haven’t read If You Give A Mouse A Cookie yet, I highly recommend it. My kids love the antics of the silly mouse. The mouse starts out wanting a cookie and then needs a glass of milk to go with it and the continues to need other things. He makes giant messes and leaves the little boy exhausted. To prep ahead I made several pairs of lids, each with a specific number of “chocolate chip” dots on them.
I used a whiteboard marker because I hate to waste lids so wanted to be able to reuse these again at some point for another game. Eventually the whiteboard marker can just be wiped off the lids. Make sure that each cookie lid has a matching lid with the same number of dots on it before you get started playing. We used numbers 1-10 for this version of the game. The goal of the game is to get all of the matches onto the cooling rack. You can work alone or together or compete against a partner.
My 4 year old thought this game was fun and she especially loved using the cookie spatula. Not only did this activity work on counting and visual discrimination, it also worked on strengthening fine and gross motor skills. Below you’ll find several other awesome Laura Numberoff inspired activities shared by our Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts if you are interested in checking any of them out! Do you have a craft or activity you’ve done along with one of Laura Numeroff’s books? Come share your ideas with us over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page!