If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

MouseIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond has sold over a million copies. This story is a huge hit with young children and can bring back fond memories for adults. Numeroff and Bond have written several entertaining books following If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Pig a Pancake and If You Give a Dog a Donut are all written in a similar format that children love.

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will help children understand cause and effect, while enjoying a well written story. The colorful illustrations and flow of the story will keep the reader engaged. After enjoying the book your child (with assistance from a caring adult) can make his/her own pretend mouse.

Materials

  • Paper lunch bag
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pink pom pom
  • Construction paper (pink, brown, blue and tan)
  • Two buttons
  • Two googly eyes
  • Black marker

 

Instructions

  1. Cut a rectangle to fit the lower portion of the paperbag with the flap on the top and opening on the bottom (use picture as your guide)
  2. Cut your blue overalls and glue to the paperbag (See picture)
  3. Cut two large ovals out of the brown construction paper
  4. Cut two slightly smaller ovals out of pink construction paper
  5. Glue one pink oval on top of one of each of the brown ovals.
  6. Glue the ovals (ears) to the back of the paperbag (opposite the bag opening) with 3/4 of ear sticking over the bag. 
  7. Cut two arm shapes out of the brown constrution paper and glue to the back and sides of the paperbag
  8. Cut a medium size circle out of tan paper (the cookie)
  9. Cut very small circles out of the brown paper (the chocolate chips)
  10. Glue the small circles to one side of the tan paper and glue entire cookie to one hand of the mouse
  11. Glue the two googly eyes to the upper portion of the fold in the bag, just below the ears
  12. Draw eyebrows above the eye with a black marker
  13. Glue pink pom pom in the middle just below the eyes. 
  14. Draw whiskers to the side of the pom pom and a mouth below the pom pom

Congratulations! You are done with your mouse

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