Cookies – Preschool

Opening Song

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Books

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Who Took the Cookie From the Cookie Jar by David Carter
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson

Themed Rhymes

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Five Little Cookies
Five little cookies with frosting galore.
Mother ate the pink one, then there were four.

Four little cookies with frosting galore.
Father ate the green one, then there three.

Three little cookies, but before I knew,
Sister at the blue one, then there were two.

Two Little Cookies, oh, what fun!
Brother ate the orange one, then there was one.

One little cookie, watch me run!
I ate the red one, then there were none.

Finger Rhymes

Five Chocolate Cookies
Five chocolate cookies lying on a tray. (Hold up five fingers).

One jumped up and ran away! (drop one finger and use the other hand to make it runaway)

Four chocolate cookies…
Three chocolate cookies…
Two chocolate cookies…
One chocolate cookie…

No chocolate chip cookies lying on a tray.
Next time I’ll eat them right away.
Source:Storytimes Around the Year by Kimberly Faurot

I changed the lyrics slightly and added my own twist to this rhyme.

Themed Rhymes

Super-Cookie
I’m Super Cookie! (jump up in a power stance)
You’re a cookie! Cookies are for eating! (act like your eating a cookie)
Run, run, run just as fast as you can! (run in place)
You can’t catch me – I’m the Gingerbread Man! (jump back into power stance).

Jump, jump, jump just as fast as you can.
Swim, swim, swim just as fast as you can.
Source: Storytime Around the Year by Kimberly Faurot

I Wish I Were
Oh, I wish I were a little cookie crumb, cookie crumb.
Oh, I wish I were a little cookie crumb, cookie crumb.
I’d go crumbly, crumbly, crumbly.
Over everybody’s tummy.
Oh, I wish I were a little cookie crumb, cookie crumb.
Source: Do You Know the Muffin Man?: An Essential Preschool Literacy Resource by Pamela Byrne Schiller

Gingerbread Head and Shoulders
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Knees and Toes
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Knees and Toes
I use icing to finish these things.
On my gingerbread boys (sign for boys)
And girls! (sign for girls)
Source: Storytime Around the Year by Kimberly Faurot

Cookie Jar
I looked in the cookie jar and what did I see? (pretend to look)
A big fat cookie! Mother put there for me!  (Make a big circle with hands)
Mother looked in the cookie jar. (pretend to look)
But she did not see. (shake head no)
The big fat cookie she put there for me!
Source: 1000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes by Barbara A. Scott

Activity Songs

Who Stole the Cookies by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Milkshake Song by Songs for Wiggleworms
Animal Crackers in My Soup by Maria Maulder

During the Animal Cracker song I handed out animal crackers to the kids.

Take Home Craft

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Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song. We are learning it in sign language.
Counting to 25.

Closing Goodbye Song

See you later, alligator

See you later, alligator (Wave goodbye)
In a while, crocodile
Give a hug, ladybug (Hug yourself)
Blow a kiss, jellyfish (Blow a kiss)
See you soon, big baboon
Out the door, dinosaur (Point straight ahead)
Take care, polar bear
Wave goodbye, butterfly (Wave goodbye)

Observations

When I read The Duckling Gets a Cookie I would plug my nose for the duckling. The kids got a kick out of it! I do recommend to read this book last if you do this action. I read it first in my first preschool storytime and the kids kept plugging their nose through the rest. I also danced around and asked the kids if they stole the cookies during the “Who Stole the Cookies” song.

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