If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

We absolutely love this book! The little boy in this story gives a mouse a cookie and then ends up doing all sorts of things to keep the mouse happy. This story reminds of what it’s like to be a mother constantly running from thing to thing to keep the kids busy/happy. Our kids love this book too so we decided to make an activity day out of it!
First we made cookies
And these cute little mouse ears
(we made them from a sheet of pink paper, a grocery bag and a glue stick)

Then we read the book together wearing our mouse ears
After we read the book we reenacted scenes from it

We had a cookie with milk, a straw and a napkin just like in the book
(This was our kids favorite part)

We pretended to trim the boys hair...they didn't really get into this part.

We cleaned the house

Took a nap...really just played in blankets

Colored a picture...
...and hung it on the fridge with tape

Then, we had another glass of milk and a cookie.
Our kids really loved this activity, my little boy is already talking about doing our next activity...he wants to do "If You Give a Mouse a Muffin," I am sure we will be doing that soon. If you haven't read this book you should give it a shot its by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. Have fun!


  1. We love this book too!We did If You Give A MOose a Muffin!
    We wanted to award your blog with the One Lovely Blog Award.http://thechickncoop.blogspot.com/2012/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html Stop by and pick it up!

    -Farmlife Chick

  2. Thanks for the idea! I think Cole would love this!! Thanks.



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