May I Please Have a Cookie? by Jennifer Morris

First Grade reading level Book Club. This is the book that we delivered to all the book club members. A cute book about how a young alligator figures out the best way to get a cookie!

Other books about cookies: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Gingerbread Man, Boy or Baby

Energy/ Gathering Game:
We sat the kids down in a circle and played, "Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?"
You sit in a circle and start a clapping pattern. (Pat your legs once and clap once and then snap fingers one at a time.) While patting everyone chants:
"Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?"
You start the game by saying, "(Name a name) stole the cookie from the cookie jar."
That person says, "who me?"
you say, "Yes you"
person says, "it couldn't be.."
you say, "then who?"
Then the person named says, " (names a new name) stole the cookie from the cookie jar."
and the game continues until everyone has participated.
Play this game until all Book Club Members have arrived.

Read additional books about cookies:
First reread May I Please Have a Cookie. What are the different ways he tried to get a cookie? What is the best way?
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Gingerbread Boy and/or Gingerbread Baby

Make Gingerbread Puppets with brown paper lunch sacks.
Write on the back of the bags a list of words. (Old lady, cow, dog, etc..) These words will help the kids re-tell the story later with their puppets.
Seat the kids around a table and give every child a brown paper sack.
Have decorating items on the table with glue for them to decorate their own Gingerbread puppets.
Buttons, ribbon, sparkles, stickers, etc..

Snack: Cookies and Milk!


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