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To prepare for this activity, use a tube of pre-packaged cookie dough to bake one large chocolate chip cookie. Cut a cardboard door into one side of an appliance box and cut out the back side of the box. Place a hand bell on a table. Read to children The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins. Separate the class into groups of varying numbers -- 2, 3, 6, and so on. Have one group ring the bell and come through the "door." Draw a circle on the board and discuss ways to divide one large cookie so each person can have an equal part. Repeat for the remaining groups. Finally when all the children are in, divide the cookie so everyone has an equal share to enjoy.


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05/18/2009

 
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