Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont and Eugene Yelchin is a children’s picture book about missing cookie dough. Kanga the kangaroo is making cookies, but discovers the cookie dough is all gone. She’ll ask the zebra, hippo, lion, cheetah, llama and monkey if they ate the cookie dough. Find out who did it when you read the book.
Here’s an activity for making finger puppets of the animal characters. What you’ll need:
• “Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?” book by by Karen Beaumont and Eugene Yelchin
• Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? Finger Puppet Activity PDF
• Printer for printing out the coloring sheets
• 1-2 Printer paper sheets
• Crayons, colored pencils or markers
• Transparent tape
Print out page 2 of the pdf. Color the animals. You can follow the colors in the book or get
Turn the sheet over and color the back of the box shape that has baby kangaroo’s head – this will be the apron.
Cut out (with adult supervision) each animal. There are a lot of options when cutting. You can cut along the lines including into the arm shape, so the arms stick out. You don’t have to cut into the arms or into the fine details. Cutting around the head works just as well.
Tape the square edges together with tape to form a ring to fit your fingers. Fold on the dotted line of the apron. Turn the apron over so you see the solid color. Tape only the tab to mother kangaroo as her apron. When the apron is flipped up, baby kangaroo will appear. You now have finger puppets to act out the book’s story. Have fun!