It all started with a cookie sheet. I was observing a student in a kindergarten classroom during literacy center time and in one of the centers the teacher placed magnetic letters on a cookie sheet and the students made words with the letters. Clever– I’ve seen cookie sheets on Pinterest before and really hadn’t paid much attention. After leaving the classroom I wondered how many activities can I come up with using a simple cookie sheet. So my weekend started with a trip to our Habitat for Humanity Restore- hum, no cookie sheets. No luck at Goodwill and no luck at the Salvation Army. Couldn’t believe it. So I traveled over to Walmart and they had cookie sheets for only 88 cents! I purchased two and a can of Rust-Oleum navy blue high gloss paint for metal. You really don’t need to paint the cookie sheets, but I have a thing for color coordination.
First use of my newly painted cookie sheet: ABC Order. In this activity, the students are given magnetic letters and they simply put the letters in order. For students who will have difficulty putting all the letters in order, differentiate the activity by placing several letters in strategic positions on the cookie sheet first. I purchase my magnetic letters online from Banks School Supply as I like the shape of the letters. Magnetic letters purchased at the dollar store work great.
Click the link to download a template of upper and lowercase letter templates. Cookie Sheet Challenge ABCOrder Upper- and Lowercase Letters
Second use of my newly painted cookie sheet: A Rhyming Activity. I had old business card magnets (you know the kind where you peel off the sticker and stick on a business card for a refrigerator magnet). I was able to cut 15 small magnets from each card and stick them on the back of the pictures.
Click the link to download two rhyming templates with pictures. Cookie Sheet Challenge Rhyme Activities
Third use of my painted cookie sheet: A Word Building CVC Activity. Using those same plastic magnet letters, students build CVC words.
Click the link to download two word building activities with and without the printed words. Cookie Sheet Challenge Making Words Activities
Still a lot of paint left in my paint can! I am on a mission. We’ll see how many more activities I can develop until my paint runs out. Stay tuned!
If you find that you like the Cookie Sheet Challenge activities, click HERE . You can find the full 41 page version of volume 1 in my TpT store.
Here are other versions of the Cookie Sheet Activities:
Cookie Sheet Activities Volume 2: Number Order, Number Concepts
Cookie Sheet Activities Volume 3: Sight Words
Cookie Sheet Activities Volume 4: Beginning Sounds and Short Vowels
Cookie Sheet Activities Volume 5: Consonant Blends and Digraphs
Cookie Sheet Activities Volume 6: Word Families