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Cookies!! Unit Study

Cookies Unit StudySubmitted by Wende

Library List:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 
by Laura Joffe Nemeroff
Arthur’s Christmas Cookies 
by Lillian Hoban
The Christmas Cookies 
by Andy Rector
The Gingerbread Man
Cranberry Christmas 
by Wende and Harry Devlin

We did this unit a couple of weeks before Christmas, to get all the baking done and prepare some gift jars while keeping the children busy, at the rate of a book a day.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Nemeroff
– Set up dominoes to demonstrate a chain reaction
– Have children write/narrate and illustrate “If you give ____ a ____” story
– Bake chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies
– Use chocolate chips as manipulatives for math problems
– Make cookie mix jars for gifts, having children help to measure all the ingredients.

Arthur’s Christmas Cookies by Lillian Hoban and The Christmas Cookies by Andy Rector

– Have child partner read story
– Bake and decorate sugar cookies
– Do cookie baking sequencing cards
– Make cookie mix jars for gifts, having children help to measure all the ingredients

The Gingerbread Man
– Discuss where various spices and molasses come from when making cookies
– Make felt gingerbread ornaments
– Complete Gingerbread unit with printables
– Bake and decorate gingerbread cookies
– Using gingerbread patterns, have children make gift tags

Cranberry Christmas by Wende and Harry Devlin
– Discuss how cranberries grow in a bog
– Bake Cranberry Cookies (recipe on back of book)
– Bake oatmeal raisin cookies and make jar mixes

General Cookie Ideas:
– Wonderful selection of “cookie mix in a jar” gift recipes
Cookie poems, songs, and book ideas