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Welcome back to another month of Virtual Book Club for Kids! We had read this month's author before but somehow we had never read these most popular titles! Today I'm sharing Free Printable If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Activities using word clouds! I am also adding some affiliate links so you can check out the titles this month!

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Free Printable Activities on Virtual Book Club for Kids

For Virtual Book Club for Kids, each month we explore three books from a beloved children's book author. Everyone is welcome to do activities to go along with one book or all three. Take your pic and have some fun!

This Month's Featured Author: Laura Numeroff

Book Selections: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If you Give a Pig a Pancake, If you Give a Moose a Muffin


My daughter is starting to sound out words at school and we are really pleasantly surprised at how it is coming along for her. She likes reading books together and helping by sounding out words as we go. One night LalyDad explained that as she practices reading more and more there will be lots of words that she doesn't even need to sound out- she will just remember them by looking at them.

It got me thinking we aught to start working on word repetition and sight words more. We read a beginning reader Rapunzel reader together the other day and we focused on spotting the word “color,” which appeared on almost every page. Each time we turned the page we first took our time to try to spot the word and then we went back to the beginning of the page to read the words.

She totally caught on right away and I loved how excited she was to find the word on each page.

So when I was thinking about activities for this month's Virtual Book Club for Kids I thought it would be fun to come up with an idea that allowed her to find a word but something that was a little easier than a standard word find puzzle. This word cloud activity is just the right level for her.

Although I made this for my beginning reader, you could also use this with kids at a higher reading level and instead of tallying the words, you could tally verbs versus nouns.

All you need to do for this activity is print the free activity sheets (available in the Free Printables Section of the Lalymom shop) and when the ink is dry, cut them in half. There are two pages, each with two work cloud worksheets. This means you have four different word clouds to work with. You could have each child do all four, or print a few copies and mix it up for a group of kids.

The directions are right on each worksheet but the way you use these is to look through the word cloud, find a word, strike through the word (draw a line through it) and then make a tally mark in the space below next to that word. So I'd see the word milk in the word cloud, draw a line through it, then tally one next to milk at the bottom. Make sense? Hope so! Let me know if you have any questions!

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Free Printable Activities Inspired by Laura Numeroff Give a Mouse a Cookie Books. Part of Virtual Book Club for Kids!

Join us next month to explore the books of  May's Featured Author: Eric Carle

Book Selections: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiny Seed, The Mixed Up Chameleon

More Laura Numeroff Inspired Activities

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Check out the other ideas from the Virtual Book Club for Kids Group!

If You Give a Moose Hot Chocolate Banana Muffins from Growing Book By Book
Cookie Delivery Rube Goldberg Machine by Inspiration Laboratories
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Cards from Playdough to Plato
Making Gluten Free Muffins – If You Give A Moose a Muffin from 3 Dinosaurs
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Counting Activities from Still Playing School
DIY Pretend Play Cookies by Mama Miss
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Number Game by Toddler Approved
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie Sensory Bottle from The Pleasantest Thing
If you Give a Pig a Pancake Science Activities from Science Sparks

That’s all of them! Which ones are your favorites? Are there any that will be new to you? I hope you will join us next month!

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  1. Hi, just wanted to say thanks so much for this idea. My class of 1st and 2nd graders loved it. They thought it was going to be really easy, but then discovered they miscounted almost every time!

    from a teacher in australia

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