Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Gingerbread Man

We've been reading all the gingerbread stories this week - The Gingerbread Boy, The Gingerbread Girl, Gingerbread Friends.  Yesterday, we made these super cute gingerbread glyphs, inspired by Krissy's Goofy Gingerbread Man Pattern.
(please ignore my messy desk in the background)
  The kids had so much fun making the gingerbread boys/girls and when we finished, we looked at all of them and made this list.  (I don't really have 12 students...just a lot out sick with the flu this week):
We've also been doing lots of comparison charts.  One of my team members came up with this awesome idea for a Venn Diagram about the gingerbread boy and girl.
After we filled this in as a class, the kids each wrote on their own.  For a free printable, click the picture.

We also did this Venn Diagram comparing The Gingerbread Boy and The Runaway Pancake, by John Lithgow.  (We watched The Runaway Pancake on TumbleBooks...such a cute story!)
In the art center, the kids watercolor painted new ways the gingerbread could move, instead of running.  They came up with great ideas - scooter, skateboard, tiptoe!  And they wrote new refrains for the gingerbread man.

Have you been doing gingerbread activities?  It's one of my favorite themes!

1 comment:

  1. We did a Gingerbread man in disguise family activity in my class -- my favorite! The kids made a disguise so the fox wouldn't recognize them -- you can find pictures on my blog.
    (another NC teacher!)


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