Today’s craft/game would fit in nicely with a pre-k or early elementary lesson on number order and logical thinking. It can also be used as a fun extension for your favorite cookie-themed picture book. Some of my favorite cookie themed picture books include Ame Dyckman’s TEA PARTY RULES, Laura Numeroff’s IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE and Pat Hutchins’ THE DOORBELL RANG.
Felt Cookie Sheet “Number Order” Game
These cookies are counting on you to get their chips in number order!
To make the cookies, trace eight circles onto stiff tan felt, using a small drinking glass as a template. Decorate each cookie by gluing on chocolate brown felt chips. Put one chip on the first cookie, two on the second, and so on. The final, eighth cookie should have eight chips.
Next, arrange the cookies on your gray felt “cookie sheet” in three snug rows. Your third row will have one extra space. Snip the excess strip from your cookie sheet so that there is space for only nine cookies.
To play, mix up the cookies and place them on the cookie sheet. See if you can arrange them in number order without picking them up! Instead, slide them around the sheet using the empty space to help you. Have fun!
Afterwards, treat yourself to some real home-baked chocolate chip cookies. Yum!