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Week Six - The Gingerbread Man

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Ideas for activities at home linked to the Gingerbread Man:

  • Bake gingerbread men - write a shopping list, weigh ingredients, label / talk about parts of the body, count candy buttons, control piping icing, etc.
  • Build a Gingerbread Man's house - Use biscuits, sweets and icing to build your Gingerbread Man a home. Talk about the different shapes, sizes, colours of the biscuits. Discuss what they are going to use the different biscuits for and why, "What biscuit would make a good window?", "Why have you chosen the round, circle biscuit?", "How many biscuits will you need for the roof?", etc.
  • Trip to the park - Use the phrase "Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man" to encourage your child to move in a range of ways. For example, stomp as loud as you can, hop as high as you can, walk backwards as slowly as you can, etc.
  • Retell the story - Encourage your child to retell the story. "Where are the animals?", "Who chased the gingerbread man before the fox?", "What did the Old Women say?", etc.
  • Trip to the Bakers - Visit the Bakers to discuss and explore the different products on offer. Remember to use all your senses!
Books to enjoy at home together:

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The Gingerbread on the loose ...  collection by Laura Murray

  • ... in the school             
  • ... on the fire truck
  • ... at the zoo
  • ... at Christmas



More fabulous books about gingerbread -

The Gingerbread Pirates - Kristin Kladstrup

10 Gingerbread men - Ruth Galloway

Gingerbread Baby - Jan Brett

The Gingerbread Cowboy - Janet Squires

The Gingerbread Girl - Lisa Campbell Ernst