Cookie Creations

Cookie Creations lesson plan

Measurement and cooking meet creativity with these illustrated recipes for cookies.

  • 1.

    Share several recipes for cookies, baked or unbaked with the class. Compare ingredients and discuss how ingredients affect cookie taste, texture, and shape.

  • 2.

    Students imagine what their favorite cookie recipe might contain. On a large index card (dictated on story paper for younger children and special needs students), students print the name of the cookie recipe with Crayola® Colored Pencils and list ingredients and their amounts to create exactly the kind of cookie they want.

  • 3.

    Students draw a picture of each ingredient next to the list with Crayola Crayons, Multicultural Crayons, and Colored Pencils.

  • 4.

    Students draw a picture of the finished cookie on the other side of the recipe card.

  • 5.

    To practice measurement, students make the cookies and taste test the recipes. Make a chart of favorites and reasons.

Standards

  • LA: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources.
  • LA: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing own clearly.
  • LA: Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
  • LA: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

Adaptations

  • Imagine you are charged with creating a new cookie for a holiday. It must be unlike any cookie known. Students make a list of the ingredients needed, as well as the amount of each ingredient for the recipe. Write directions for another person to follow. Using Crayola Crayons, illustrate what you believe your cookie will look once it is finished baking.
  • Invite a professional baker to visit with the class and share his expertise with students. Prior to the visit, students generate a list of questions to ask the expert. After the visit, students write a short summary of what new knowledge they gained from the talk. Students share their new learning with classmates.