a New and Wonderful Cookie!
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 12, 2001
to your students from the book, Mistakes that Worked by
Charlotte Foltz Jones. There are numerous stories in this book
about inventions that were invented by mistake, but ended up working!
Read about the invention of the chocolate chip cookie.
Then divided your class into small groups. Tell the children that
they will invent their own cookie within their group. They must
all decide what will be in their cookie, the shape of their cookie,
and the new name of it. Next, pass out a sheet of paper to each
group so the children can write down the ingredients of their
cookie. They should also draw a picture of what their cookie will
look like. Then name of their cookie should be written at the
top of their paper. Finally, have your groups share their cookie
invention with the whole class. Hang the posters in the room during
their invention unit.
A fun extension of this activity is to pass out a small bag of
cookie dough to each child. (You have made the dough beforehand.)
Attach a note to their parents to be given with the cookie dough
that explains your project. Each child should take the dough and
add their own ingredients at home. Then they should bake the cookie
at home and bring it to share the next day! Yummy!