Thursday, January 19, 2012

Once Upon a Book ~ The Gingerbread Man Art & Sensory Ideas


Each Thursday this month, we’ll be focusing on one area of activities to go along with the book The Gingerbread Man. The ideas are short and simple, but FUN to start the learning with your tot! Be sure to check back each week in January for more fun gingerbread ideas!

This week you’ll need to get your hands on some gingerbread cookie cutters. If you have different sizes, all the more fun!

Book Summary: An old lady makes a gingerbread for her husband’s lunch. When she opens the oven, he comes to life and runs out the door! Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man! He shouts as he runs from the old lady and her husband, a pig and a horse. Finally at the end of his journey he meets a fox that offers to help him across the river.


Pull out some paper and add some paint to a paper plate. Dip the gingerbread cookie cutters into the paint and have fun stamping onto the paper. 



Pull out your tubs of playdough and use the gingerbread cookie cutters to make cute little gingerbread men from playdough {and let your little one have fun mixing the colors too ~ it’s ok!


Don’t miss the other gingerbread theme ideas to go along with The Gingerbread Man!


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