for Cookie Day
The students will participate in
dramatizing the mixing and baking of cookie dough.
off a circular area to be "the mixing bowl"
and a rectangular area to be the "cookie
sheet". These areas should be big enough
for all the students to fit into and allow for
movement. If this activity is done outdoors, the
areas may be marked off with sidewalk chalk. If
it is done indoors, use pieces of tape or set up
chairs to mark boundaries.
the students they are going to be the ingredients for
cookies and will be "mixed" and
by dividing the students into groups of different
ingredients. For example, students should be
divided into groups of flour, butter, sugar, vanilla,
baking powder, eggs, etc. These groups should
stand together outside the circular "mixing
the groups into the bowl one at a time. For
example, have the butter and sugar groups enter first
to be creamed together. Tell the students you
are starting the mixer and they should begin to run
around the circle. Add the other groups of
ingredients one at a time.
all the children are in the mixing bowl and running in
the circle, instruct them to stop because the mixer
has been turned off.
instruct the students that when they are tapped on the
shoulder by the teacher, they should leave the mixing
bowl and walk over to the "cookie sheet"
(the rectangular area.) When on the cookie sheet
the students should make their bodies into a small
ball, resembling a small ball of cookie dough.
all the students have been placed on the cookie sheet
it is time to get baked. Discuss with the
students how cookie dough spreads out into a circular
shape as it cooks. Have the students form their
bodies into a circle shape for the finished cookies.
the song game "Who Stole the Cookie from the
a cookie walk, similar to a cake walk.