Chocolate Chip Categories

I have a whole group of little ones working on categories or related vocabulary objectives and many of these overlap with my ECSE's goals for colors and shapes. I created this cookie category sort so that we can multitask on some of those objectives...


Students name the items and sort cookies onto their corresponding category cookie sheets using a spatula (bonus motor component). I put the printed cookie sheet mats on real cookie sheets to make it a little bit more fun and realistic. For a table-top activity, students can pull cookies out of a cookie jar for sorting rather than using the spatula.


Additionally, I can use the cookies to target following directions, wh- questions, and descriptive vocabulary objectives. Instead of using the cookie sheet mats, I lay out a whole bunch of cookies, give the student a spatula and an empty cookie sheet, and play, "I Spy." We can also play as a game with two students: whoever scoops the cookie up first keeps it on their tray; the student with the most cookies at the end is the winner.

You can grab copies of my category cookies and trays here and here. Please leave a comment if you download. I'd love to hear how else you use them.

23 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I have several little ones working on categories as well. They would love this! :)

    Lauren
    BusyBeeSpeech

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  2. Thanks - these are great! This will work great with my younger students as well as some of my older ones. :)

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  3. Love it! I'm all about the food-themed activities as I base my entire site around this concept www.speechsnacks.com... Will definitely be using this with my kiddos! And I'd love to share this on my fb page if you don't mind www.facebook.com/speechsnacks Best, Rose

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    1. I don't mind; I'm glad you like it! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks so much for the freebie. Now I need to run to the dollar store for some spatulas!

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  5. Very Cute! Already have the spatulas, thanks for the freebie!

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  6. These are very cute, I can't wait to use them!

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  7. Love this!! I think I am going to put small magnets on the back of the cookies and use real cookie sheets. Kim Carr

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  8. Thanks for the adorable cookies! What a fun way to practice categories! THANK YOU!

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  9. Thank you! I am always looking for cute activities for my preschoolers. They will love these.

    ~Susan DeDiminicantanio

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  10. Thank you - I have some students who will love this!
    Lisa Weir

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  11. Thanks everyone for the positive feedback!

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  12. I can't wait to use this activity with my students! I have been looking for something that used pictures and not just words. Glad I found your blog on Pinterest!

    Rebecca

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  13. This is sooo cute! Thanks so much- I can't wait to use this

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  14. This is adorable. I'm anxious to see how excited my students will be when they see this. Everyone LOVES cookies. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This is adorable! Thank you for sharing...

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  16. Great resources on your site! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I just downloaded them to use with one of my preK kiddos! I see him in the morning, so what would be better than pancakes? :)

    Kristin Cummings
    Simply Speech
    www.kcummingsslp.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks! I love that you use pictures for the items (not printed words)!

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