A fun little pop-up book for PreK, Kinders and 1st grade to do as follow up to Cookie Count by Robert Sabuda. I like to use at Christmas to reinforce one-to-one match for reading, number words and eye-hand coordination (cutting activity). You don’t have to make the book as a pop-up, my kinders enjoy it, though.
You supply 12x18 construction paper and small baggies to store cutouts.
Printout includes a read aloud poem and individual poems to cut out for each student.
To assemble book: one piece of colored construction paper per student, folded hamburger style. Glue small poem onto cover. Glue pop up page inside. Add cookies and number word to complete
Pg 1 is for read aloud to introduce poem (laminate or plastic sleeve to display).
Pg. 2 is poem for cover of book.
Pg 3 - fold paper "hamburger" style toward words and cut on dotted lines (they will be on inside of fold, but you should still be able to see them). Open paper and fold pop-up section in opposite direction. See photo... then glue inside construction paper so that pop-up is revealed when open.
Pg 4 are cutouts for students to color and glue into book. Students can decide how many cookies to include, then write the number word to complete the book.
I like to use this with Robert Sabuda's Cookie Count because it is a pop up book, but it's not necessary. I work with small groups so they assemble the books from scratch, but you may want to pre-assemble the cover and inside pop up sheet.
First lesson (30 min): Read poem to introduce the text, modeling pointing and matching voice to print. Let students take turns pointing and reading. Show a finished book to students, reading the cover then revealing the pop-up inside. Explain that they will be making their own books and can decide how many cookies to eat! (up to four fits ok inside the book). Distribute cookies so students can decorate with crayon or marker.
Second Lesson(30 min): Reread poem, modeling pointing and matching voice to print. Let students take turns pointing and reading. Reintroduce book and distribute poems for students to glue on cover. Distribute colored "cookies" for cutting. After cutting, let students decide how many cookies to glue to inside and which one will "pop-up". Students glue cookies and write appropriate number word in sentence frame. Left over cookies may be glued to cover or back of book.