Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oh Where is the Gingerbread Man?

The Gingerbread Man on PhotoPeach

For some reason, this year, this class has been into the "The Gingerbread Man" series of stories. We had read "The Gingerbread Man", "The Gingerbread Boy", "The Gingerbread Friends", "The Gingerbread Pirates" and other gingerbread folktales. In order to add to that excitement, today we made our own Gingerbread Man. The children stirred all the ingredients: cake mix, oil, eggs and water and we poured the batter into our gingerbread man mold. The smell was delightful in the room and the students couldn't help but stare at him baking in the oven. Then we had to leave the classroom for lunch. When we returned to class, the Gingerbread Man was GONE!! He slipped out of the oven and the children where determined they were going to find him. We went outside, to the Media Center, up to the second floor and we finally found him in Mrs. Alvarado's kindergarten classroom! We took him back to the classroom and decided to lock him in the office while we made a few more for the class to share. It was such a fun time and one the children will remember for a long time!

6 comments:

dayle timmons said...

That gingerbread man was the topic of conversation at my house this afternoon! What a thrill to hear all about his adventures - such great memories!

Anonymous said...

Can I repeat Kindergarten?

What a great idea. Thanks so much for all you do to make their first year at the "big" school so much fun.

Merry, merry!
Susan Freese

Kristen Tiurchy said...

"The Gingerbread Pirates" has been James and my tradition to read every Christmas for years- we LOVE this book! The disappearing gingerbread man was really great. How wonderful that their imaginations can be tapped into so thoroughly at this age. Thank you!

Sunny said...

The Gingerbread Man story has been one we have read for many years. What a great idea to recreate the story in the classroom. So fun!

Lourdes said...

Sofi couldn't stop talking about the escaped gingerbread and the hunt for him. Thanks for helping preserve their innocence and excitement over simple, small things by creating great, big memories.

Kelly said...

How fun! Thanks for creating such wonderful memories. Price enjoyed The Gingerbread Pirates so much he asked for his own copy.