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National Cookie Day (December 4th)
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Toddler
Books
The Best Mouse Cookie by:Laura Numeroff
Join the mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he bakes his own cookies in his little mouse house.

The Duckling gets a Cookie!? by:Mo Willems.
Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.
Fortune Cookie Fortunes by:Grace Lin
After a young Chinese American girl opens fortune cookies with her family, she notices that the fortunes seem to come true. Includes brief notes on the history of the fortune cookie.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by: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.
Mr. Cookie Baker by:Monica Wellington.
After a day of making and selling cookies, Mr. Baker gets to enjoy one himself. Includes cookie recipes.
Who Ate all the Cookie Dough? by:Karen Beaumont
Kanga and her friends try to discover who ate all of her cookie dough.
Songs
Gingerbread Song
Tune: Frere Jacques

Gingerbread, gingerbread,
Yum, yum, yum, Yum, yum, yum.
I like gingerbread, I like gingerbread,
In my tum, In my tum.

Original Author Unknown
Five Little Cookies

Five little cookies With frosting galore.
(Child's Name) ate the red one, then there were four.
Four little cookies, Two and two you see
(Child's Name) ate the green one, then there were three.
Three little cookies But before I knew,
(Child's Name) ate the white one, then there were two.
Two little cookies, Oh what fun,
(Child's Name) ate the brown one, then there was one.
Original Author Unknown
Craft
Cookie Cutter Stamping
Have the children stamp decorations or cards

Plastic cookie cutters
Tempera paint in a shallow container.
Paper
Other
Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar
Original Author Unknown

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
________ (Name) Stole the cookie from the cookie jar.
(Named person) Who me?
(Others) Ya you!
(Named person) Couldn't be!
(Others) Then who?
Repeat*
Notes
There are more books listed than what you will actually need for a single storytime. Pick and choose the ones that work best for your child or group of children. Enjoy!