Families: Milk & Cookies

For more information on how I plan and prepare my family storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan. Some activities go unstarred because I only do this program once a week.

The Plan



The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems*
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes*
Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass

Theme Extension Activities

Featured CD: Dizzy*

Featured Track: #12 A Cookie As Big As Your Head*

Flannelboard: “Down Around the Corner”*

Flannelboard: “It Looked Like Spilt Milk”*

Repeating Extension Activities

I had lots of back-up activities in case I needed them for time. I starred which ones I used in this storytime:

  • ABCs
  • Dance Your Fingers Up
  • Everyone Can March
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • Open, Shut Them*
  • Pat-a-Cake
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

How It Went

I really enjoyed this storytime plan. The kids were really into Kitten’s First Full Moon and loved acting out kitten’s actions along with the book. Even though The Duckling Gets a Cookie is normally a crowd-pleaser, it kind of flopped this time in storytime. I’m not sure that my group was old enough (on average) to get the humor of the story. Both flannelboards were wonderful hits, but “Down Around the Corner” is especially fun when you use puppets to “buy” and “eat” the cookies.

4 comments on “Families: Milk & Cookies

  1. Joyce Moore
    February 20, 2016 at 11:49 am #

    I love the idea of using a flannelboard for It Looked Like Spilt Milk! I really appreciate your short, concise, easy-to-use storytime plans. Thanks for sharing!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. leslie
    March 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    You could easily add the book The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson. I love the cookie theme and the idea of using It Looked Like Spilt Milk – thank you for sharing your awesome ideas. : )

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      That’s a good idea!

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