8 chapter 1
Dramatic Play Area
Many teachers include a bakery in the dra-
matic play area. For this activity, colored tape
is used to divide cookie sheets into boxes,
and magnetic cookies fit into the grid spaces.
Children are encouraged to put objects into
a one-to-one correspondence relationship
as they seek one cookie for each box on the
cookie sheets divided into a grid with
cookie magnets made from plastic cook-
ies and magnetic tape or commercially
This activity is designed for children who
are working on one-to-one correspondence;
however, the materials are self-leveling, so
children with more advanced skills may use
them as tools for counting, addition, and
what to look for
• Many children will place one cookie into
each box on the cookie sheets in a
one-to-one correspondence relationship.
• Some children will count the cookies.
• Some children will compare the quantities
of cookies on two cookie sheets.
Cookie Sheets and