Cookies/ Las galletas

Submitted By

Paula Gonzales
Cy-Fair
Theme:
  1. Food
Audience:
Bilingual

Story Books

  1. The Doorbell Rang
    • Pat Hutchins
    Ma has made a dozen delicious cookies. It should be plenty for her two children. But then the doorbell rings — and rings and rings. Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made.  
  2. Llaman a la puerta
    • Pat Hutchins
    Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people to share Ma's wonderful cookies (making each person's portion smaller).  
  3. Si le das una galletita a un raton
    • Laura Joffe Numeroff
    Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.  
  4. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    • Laura Joffe Numeroff
    Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.  
Craft: 

Gingerbread lacing die cut craft.

Supplies needed:

Gingerbread lacing die cut, brown foam board,white yarn, and wiggly eyes

Cut out a lacing gingerbread man for each child.  Cut yarn pieces long enough to thread through the holes of the gingerbread man.  Place two wiggly eye on the gingerbread man. This is a great activity for young children to practice coordination skills.

Notes: 

An Introduction to a Storytime theme is very important for a successful presentation.   It's very important that you have rules for safety during storytime.  At the beginning of storytime I read the simple rules of  1). No talking during the storybook readings 2).  Please excuse yourself from the storytime room if your child begins to cry loudly.  3). Take a break with your child if they want to run or walk around the room.  I always reinforce this message to parents that doing all of the above are natural for a child and that sitting during storytime readings is a learning process that takes time.  They feel reassured when I express that it's o.k. to leave the room in these instances.

Puppets are a good way to encourage kids to listen.  A puppet can act as a storytime mascot to maintain storytime rules.