Thursday, January 5, 2012

Once Upon a Book ~ The Gingerbread Man ~ Bible Verse & Fine Motor Activity 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 we will be focusing on a Bible verse to go along with The Gingerbread Man and some fun letter and number magnet pages as well.

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.

Bible Verse: Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7) We talked about how God used the dust to form man just like we used cookie dough to make the gingerbread cookies.

Magnet Pages

Before starting this activity, you’ll need to gather a few items:

The magnet pages are wonderful for helping promote 1:1 correspondence and you can also talk about the letter G and the number 2 while working together {or all the fun colors that the pompom magnets are!}.

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


1 comment:

Zane said...

Hey! Nice post! We also had a Gingerbread man lesson and I wrote about it here: :) We have a different story about Gingerbread man in latvian. I'll also put a link to Your post!