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If You Give a Mouse A Cookie - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff!


Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, March 21st (today), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime.


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities.

Everything is yours to keep!


"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff


“If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim.... The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.”



Watch the author read her story for Barnes & Noble Storytime. She did such a great job; we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored mice)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instrument included)

  • a cookie plate craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included mouse handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the gray mouse?

Gray mouse, gray mouse?

Can you show me the gray mouse?

And wave it in the air?


Blue… pink… brown… white



Hold It High – Choose one mouse from handouts

Hold your mouse high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your mouse below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your mouse against your nose

Now touch the mouse to your toes

Touch your mouse to the ground

Now wave that mouse all around!


Hold your mouse in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your mouse and jump up high!

Now let your mouse fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included instruments


If You Give a Mouse A Cookie Theme Song Sing-Along by Prime Video Kids



I’m A Mouse by Skoolbo Music



Colorful Little Mouse by JunyTony



Cookies by Tea Time Monkeys



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock!

The clock struck one – ONE! (lift child up high)

The mouse ran down!

Hickory dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock!

The clock struck two – ONE! TWO! (lift child up high twice)

The mouse said, “ACHOO!”

Hickory dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock

The clock struck three – ONE! TWO! THREE! (lift child up high three times)

The mouse said, “YIPPEE!”

Hickory dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock

The clock struck four – ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! (lift child up high four times)

The mouse said, “NO MORE!”

Hickory dickory dock



ACTION RHYMES


Hurry, Scurry

Hurry, scurry, little mouse (wiggle fingers on one hand)

Starts down at your toes (point to toes)

Hurry, scurry, little mouse, (wiggle fingers up leg)

Past your knees he goes. (wiggle fingers on knee)

Hurry, scurry, little mouse (wiggle fingers up body)

Past where your tummy is, (wiggle fingers up chest)

Hurry, scurry, little mouse, (fingers on cheek)

Gives you a mousie kiss! (kiss!)



Making Cookies

I am making cookie dough, (point to self)

Round and round the beaters go. (move hands in circle)

Add some flour from a cup, (pretend to pour)

Stir and mix the batter up. (pretend to stir)

Roll them, cut them, nice and neat, (pretend to roll and cut out cookies)

Put them on a cookie sheet. (pretend to transfer cookies)

Bake them, count them, one, two, three, (pretend to count cookies)

Then serve them to my friends for tea. (pretend to pass cookies around)



Creeping Mouse

The little mice go creeping, creeping, creeping.

The little mice are creeping in the barn.

(fingers creeping on lap)

The little mice are eating, eating, eating.

The little mice are eating in the barn.

(nibbling motion at mouth)

The little mice are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.

The little mice are sleeping in the barn.

(rest head on “hand” pillow)

The old gray cat comes slinking, slinking, slinking.

The old gray cat comes slinking in the barn.

(snake motion with hand)

The little mice are running, running, running.

The little mice are running ‘round the farm.

(running motion all over the air)



At the Bakery

(Tune: “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”)


What will you buy at the bakery,

The bakery, the bakery?

What will you buy at the bakery,

So early in the morning?


I’d like to buy some cookies today,

Cookies today, cookies today.

I’d like to buy some cookies today,

So early in the morning.


Additional verses: bread, muffins, donuts, pies, cupcakes, cakes



EXTRA LINKS!


Author Laura Numeroff’s site:


If You Give A… book series site:


AmazonKids’ If You Give a Mouse a Cookie animated adaptation:








Let us know what your little ones thought of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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