Colorful Cookies!
Reading Comprehension Activity

Author: RV Staff Writer J.C.

Jenny loves decorating cookies but when she doesn’t have enough colors, her mother shows her how to mix them to make even more. After reading the story, students will answer questions on the story details and the language.

Topic(s): Realistic Fiction. Skill(s): Summary. Genre(s): Prose

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Jenny and her mom were baking cookies for the class party. They had made many, many cookies.
Jenny liked to decorate them with different icing colors. But when she looked in the cupboard for the food coloring, she saw that she only had three colors: blue, red, and yellow. Oh, dear!

“Don’t worry, Jenny,” Her mother said. “Here’s what to do. Use two colors and blend them together to create a new color.”  Jenny experimented.

First, she mixed in some yellow icing with the blue color, and it turned out green! Wow!

Then she added the red color to yellow icing. When she mixed them, the icing became orange. Pretty!

Finally, she blended the blue and the red colors together. Do you know what color she made? The icing turned bright purple! Cool!

Now Jenny had six different colors of icing to decorate the cookies. She swirled the icing in many patterns and designs. When she finished, the tray of cookies looked like a rainbow with so many pretty colors.

She tasted a cookie. She was happy to find that the icing tasted as good as it looked. Yum!

The next day, Jenny took the cookies to school to share with her all her friends. Everybody thought they were delicious, and soon the children’s faces were covered in blue, red, yellow, green, orange, and purple icing!

Comprehension Questions

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