Gingerbread Men Flannel Board
Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? A play with puppets.
Blue is the Lake courtesy of Canton Public Library
Blue is the lake (hold arms out in a circle in front of you)/ yellow is the sun (move circled arms over head)/ silver are the stars when the day is done (wiggle fingers over head)/ red is the apple (make an apple with fingers and pretend to take a bite)/ green is the tree (hold arms up like branches)/ brown is a cookie for you and me (rub tummy and say “yum.”)
“If All the Raindrops” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town Folk School
“If You’re Happy and You Know It” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town Folk School
Tips and Tricks
Who doesn’t love cookies? Surely not any preschoolers! This program was a lot of fun to present and I think the kids had fun as well. The books are all great stories and a good length. We are lucky enough to have a kit for both If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and The Doorbell Rang so that makes those stories even more engaging. Surprisingly the book I felt the kids liked the least was The Duckling Gets a Cookie because I don’t think they understood the ending. During my first program, the puppet play for Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? went horribly wrong. I forgot that my plan was for my puppet kangaroo’s joey to have stolen and hid the cookie and instead didn’t have a real ending to the play. I just kind of announced it was the end while all the kids looked at me in confusion! The second time went much, much better with the kid’s figuring out that it was the joey.