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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff was one of my favorite stories from childhood. I’m so glad it has stuck around for the next generation to enjoy!
If you’re looking for a preschool music lesson plan about If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, find one in my TeachersPayTeachers store.
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie has so many wonderful components, especially the continual cause and effect theme throughout the story. There are tons of fun mouse, cookie and clean up songs and activities to go along with this story.
In this lesson plan, I included several poems and rhymes that are spoken or chanted rather than sung. These types activities are just as important as singing songs because they present a chance to emphasize language and literacy. Children really learn a lot from focusing on rhyming words and chanting or speaking to a steady beat.
This lesson plan was designed to be used in a movement-based preschool music class. The activities prepare young children for future music lessons and engagement by helping them to develop gross and fine motor skills, work on coordination and learn music skills and concepts.
You can find the full lesson plan in my TeachersPayTeachers store, but here are some highlights:
- 10 songs, rhymes and activities using themes from If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
- 6 songs and chants with printable sheet music or lyric pages
- 3 fun, active songs to add to your preschool music playlist
- Specific instructions on how to use these 10 songs with kids ages 0-5
- Activities are ordered perfectly to keep kids engaged and interested throughout a 30-minute class
Click here to get the full If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Lesson Plan.