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Mouse & Cookie Counting Cards

Laura Numeroff is one of our favorite authors of all time! From If You Give A Mouse A Cookie to If You Give A Dog A Donut, we love the adorable animals and their hilarious antics. After reading (and laughing!), we incorporate the stories that we treasure into our learning activities. To help my students practice counting, I created these fun Mouse & Cookie Counting Cards.


With these cards and Cookie Crisp cereal, your child can practice identifying numbers and counting from 1 cookie to 20 cookies.  Your students will not only love learning with a popular book character but will also enjoy a sweet treat after practicing to count.

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How To Use The Mouse & Cookie Counting Cards:


  • Printer
  • Paper or Card Stock
  • Thermal Laminator
  • Laminating Pouches or Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets
  • Scissors
  • Cookie Crisp Cereal (or other type of cookie)
  • Bowl

One of my favorite things about this counting activity is that it is easy to set-up. Simply, print the cards on white paper or card stock and cut them apart. I recommend laminating them too so you can reuse them over and over again. Then, place place Cookie Crisp cereal in a small bowl. If you don’t want to use cookies, you can also use pom poms, Bingo chips, or any other counting manipulative.

General Mills Cereal, Cookie Crisp, 11.25 ozGP Image Plus+ White Card Stock - 250 Sheet Pack (8-1/2 x 11)Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100)Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System, Fast Warm-up, Quick Laminating Speed (TL901C-T )

How To Play:

This simple, counting activity is perfect for morning tubs, literacy centers, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.

Children will begin this activity by picking a counting card and identifying the number on it. They will then count that number of cookies and place them on the card. You can challenge your students to find the number that is one more, one less, or even ten more.

You can use these Mouse & Cookie Counting Cards with any of Laura Numeroff’s mouse books. We love all of them especially If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and If You Take A Mouse To School.


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Your students are sure to love practicing how to count from 1 to 20 with one of their favorite book characters and these Mouse & Cookie Counting Cards.


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Saturday 17th of December 2022

I like the resources you have. They are very helpful for my little students. Thank you very much. Maria

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