California Cookies!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012
My CA Cookie!
"Frosting the four regions of California..."

Today was the best day with my 4th graders!  We have been studying all about the regions of California, and the natural resources in those regions in Social Studies.  Today my 4th graders got to frost a CA shaped sugar cookie showing the four regions as their edible quiz!  =)  

You can find cookie cutters, like I used, at Copper gifts.  I made the cookies the night before, and bought some candies to add to represent landforms or natural resources found in those four regions.  

Supplies for the different landforms/natural resources.
I used chocolate chips as little mountains, for the Mountain region.  Swedish Fish to represent the Coast region.  Nerds to represent minerals, mining, or stones/gravel for the Desert region.  And fruit shaped gummy snacks to represent the Valley region for farming/crops.  

I also made up a legend that they had to fill out about the four regions, which also helped them know what colors represented each region.  
We drew a square after the picture of the candy, to represent each color of frosting, but I forgot to take a picture of that final step.

It was so much fun today!  I had so many kids want to help me set it all up and hand out the yummy goodies.  Having 34 kids in a classroom can be a handful, but my 4th graders are Awesome!  They gobbled the cookies up, and some even took their cookie home to show their parents.  
Fish in the Pacific Ocean... =)

Very organized candies...

Messy, but delicious!!!

I also liked all of the "Thank you Mrs. Finch" and "this was so much fun," comments from my students.  It made me feel appreciated for cooking so many cookies last night.  =) 



  1. I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing. :) We made our regions with salt dough, but I really would like to get a CA cookie cutter.

  2. Thanks Emily! We had such a great time frosting our CA cookies. I love your Cereal Box Book Reports; such a fun idea. I love being able to share and find other great ideas/resources with other fabulous teachers. =)

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    1. Thanks! I loved looking through all of your cute turkey ideas. =)


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