This storytime is sure to make your mouth water! This week we read stories and sang songs about cookies, muffins, and cake. Yum Yum!
OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together
BOOK 1: Who Took the Cookie From the Cookie Jar by David Carter
This is a fun, lift-the-flap book with different animals hiding in the cookie jars.
Alternate clapping hands & slapping knees to this rhyme: Clap hands once, slap knees once, etc.
Older children can face their parent/caregiver for a clapping game: Clap own hands, then clap partners palms, etc.
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with “B”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.
ACTION SONG: Do You Know the Muffin Man
from Carole Peterson’s album, Sticky Bubble Gum…and Other Tasty Tunes
BOOK 2: Cookie Count by Robert Sabuda
This is a stunning pop-up book that will have children and parents oooing and aaaahhing.
FLANNEL BOARD: Five Little Cookies
Five little cookies, with frosting galore
Mother ate the pink one, then there were four.
Four little cookies, two and two, you see,
Father at the green one, then there were 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.
-Original author unknown
These cookies were inspired by Ikatbag via Storytime Katie. Make sure to check out their awesome hand-sewn cookie sets. They would make a beautiful gift for a little one! My cookies are simply made out of craft foam with glitter craft foam sprinkles. Since these are being used for a large storytime group, I wanted them to be over-sized. So I drew a large cookie template, about 5 inches in diameter (see link to template above.)
BOOK 3: Maisy Makes Gingerbread by Lucy Cousins
FINGERPLAY: Making Cookies
I am making cookie dough. (hold out arms in a circle, like a bowl)
Round and round the beaters go. (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup. (shake a pretend cup)
Stir and stir the batter up. (stirring motion)
Roll them, cut them nice and neat. (rolling pin motion)
Put them on a cookie sheet. (place pretend cookies)
Bake them, count them 1-2-3. (counting motion)
Serve them to my friends for tea. (take a bite!)
CLOSING SONG: We Wave Goodbye Like This
CRAFT: How could we have a storytime about goodies without eating some of our own? In addition to eating cookies, I made some playdough the night before in a variety of colors. Children played with the playdough and then took it home with them in baggies.
Here are the instructions for making homemade playdough – it is very easy!