Caramel Cookies

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter c.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • cook
  • caramel
  • cookie
  • candy

Materials:

  • Cookie picture cards (see below)
  • Mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring cups
  • Paper towels
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 package of Rolo chocolate candies (unwrapped)
  • Previously prepared caramel cookies (if an oven is inaccessible)
  • C cookies graphics (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below) 

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will find the letter C on cookies as they recognize and name the uppercase letter C and lowercase letter c.

Practice the skill within an activity

Find Caramel Cookies

  • Write the uppercase letter C and lowercase letter c on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the C and c in the air with their fingers.
  • Before the activity, place cookie picture cards (see below) around the room.
  • Invite the children to practice writing the letter C in the air with their finger, then have them find all of the cookie cards.
  • Help the children name and identify the letter on each cookie card.
    • If the letter on the card is a C, pretend to eat the cookie.
    • If the letter is not a C, discard the cookie.
  • Make caramel cookie dough by mixing all of the ingredients in a bowl (except for the Rolos) until the mixture is the texture of play dough.
  • Take a small spoonful of the cookie dough and place a Rolo in the center, then place the dough ball on a non-greased pan about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake the cookies at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 8 minutes until the cookies start to crackle. Let cookies cool completely before serving them to the children. The cookies will flatten out as they cool.
  • Note: If you do not have access to an oven, set the unbaked cookies aside and serve previously prepared caramel cookies.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Mix up the letter cards (see below), have the children take turns choosing a card, and help them identify each letter chosen.
    • If the letter is a C, have the children place the letter on one of the boxes surrounding the C cookies graphic (see below).
    • If the letter is not a C, put it in a discard pile.
  • Once all of the C letter cards have been placed around the cookies, point out that the letters are placed in a circle, the same shape as a cookie.

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the letter C around the C cookie graphic (support as needed).

SEEL Target Texts

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Caramel Cookie Recipe

1 box chocolate cake mix 
2 eggs 
1/2 cup oil 
1 package of Rolo chocolate candies, unwrapped
 
Mix all of the ingredients (except for the Rolos) together in a bowl until the mixture is the texture of play dough. 
 
Take a small spoonful of the cookie dough and place a Rolo in the center, then place the dough ball on a non-greased pan about 1 inch apart. 
 
Bake the cookies at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 8 minutes until the cookies start to crackle. 
 
Let cookies cool completely before serving them to the children. The cookies will flatten out as they cool.

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Objective
Recognize and name the capital letter C and the lowercase letter c.

Materials 

  • Cookie picture cards (see below)
  • Caramel cookies recipe (see below) and ingredients (optional)

Activity: Caramel Cookies

  • Before the activity, cut apart and place the cookie picture cards (see below) around the room.
  • Invite your child to find all of the cookie cards.
  • Help your child name and identify the letter on each cookie.
    • If the letter on the cookie is a C or a c, pretend to eat the cookie.
    • If the letter is not a or a c, discard the cookie.
  • Have your child write the letter C on the back of each cookie (provide support as needed).
  • Follow the recipe for caramel cookies (see below) then have your child practice writing the letter C several times on a page to earn a cookie (optional). Cookie Picture Cards and Recipe

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.

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