Don't Bite the Cookie! A Beginning (Or Ending) Letter Sounds Game
A Great Way to Practice Common Core Reading Foundational Skills!
Aligned with CC ELACC1RF2
Would be a great activity to go with "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff
Print, cut out, and laminate all of the game pieces.
Attach the Game Title and cookie jar to the front of a paper bag, and the directions to the back. (Or, you could use a jar instead of a bag if you have one!)
Place all of the pieces inside the bag, and voila! You’re ready to go!
Depending on the level of your students, they could also simply say the letter name to practice letter identification, say the letter sound to practice phonics, or it could be extended to have the students say 3 or more words with that beginning letter sound. Another twist could be to remove the vowels and have it be an ending sound game.
1. Players will roll a dice to see who goes first. The person with the highest number will start.
2. Each player will take turns reaching into the jar to pull out a cookie.
3. If a player gets a cookie with a letter on it, he or she must say 2 words with that beginning sound. If he cannot come up with 2 words, then the cookie is placed back in the bag. If he correctly says 2 words, then he keeps the cookie. Then it’s the next player’s turn.
4. If a player gets a bitten cookie, he or she must put all of the cookies they’ve collected back in the jar. The bitten cookie is out to the side.
5. If a player gets a double stack of cookies, he or she may draw 2 additional cards; but must still follow the previous rules.
6. Play will continue until there are no more cookies left in the jar. The player with the most cookies wins!