Who Stole the Cookies?

  • Pre K/K

  • No equipment needed

Development Goal

Combining physical and verbal skills to enhance awareness. Learn each other’s names

Before You Start

Skills Practiced: Rolling and catching, memory, verbal communication

  • Practice rolling the ball to players and sitting down after they rolled
  • Practice singing one round of the song

Set Up

Have the children stand in a circle.

How to Play

The Song —
Class: Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?  Coach ___ stole the cookies from the cookie jar!
Coach: Who me?
Class: Yes you!
Coach: Couldn’t be!
Class: Then who?

  • The coach will then roll the ball to a student in the circle (saying his or her name) and sit down.
  • After the coach has said the child’s name…
  • Class: ______ stole the cookies from the cookie jar!
  • …and repeat as above.
  • Continue to roll the ball to everyone in the group and repeat the song for each person.