Preschool Storytime: If You Give a Mouse a Brownie

Welcome to our online preschool storytime! Today Miss Dawn is reading If You Give a Mouse a Brownie by Laura Numeroff. I hope you enjoy this playful mouse’s rollicking adventure as much as I do.

Parent Tip 

Free play is so important for children. They need time each day, like the mouse in this story, to engage in unstructured, spontaneousself-driven activity that flows naturally out of their curiosity, love of discovery and enthusiasm. Playing this way allows children to develop their imaginations while exploring and experiencing the world around them. 

More Fun

Follow these step by step directions to draw a mouse beginning with a letter “M.” 

Here is another mouse to make; cut out the parts and then glue them together. Isn’t she cute? If you don’t have googly eyes it’s fine to draw them on. 

Drumming on the table with his spoons was so fun for mouse that he decided to make a band. Here are some easy instruments you can make at home.  


Play your instrument or dance along to this fun song. 

Here are more fun stories you can check out at the library about mice. 

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Dawn's favorite thing about being an outreach storyteller is getting young children excited about reading & learning! When she isn't out telling stories or helping you find just the right book at the library, she is reading or using what she's read to enjoy her hobbies. You may see her out with her camera taking pictures or walking her dog Honey. She also loves cooking with the fresh herbs in her garden.