Last week we spent the week reading TONS of gingerbread books. We read the Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Boy, Gingerbread Girl, The Gingerbread Baby, Gingerbread Cowboy, the Gingerbread Bear, the Gingerbread Pirates....you name it, I have it!! I probably have and read WAY too many gingerbread books this week. Is there such thing of too many gingerbread books?
Well, on Friday we had a guest reader (a student's grandmother) in for our 'book and cook'. We read, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School.
When she was done reading we talked about what we would do if a gingerbread man got loose in our school. The kids said, ' no way that could ever actually happen!' I agreed ;)
Then, each table was given a gingerbread cookie kit. They had to work together to create a gingerbread man, girl, baby, boy, pirate, anything their little hearts desired!
I found the kits at our local Publix; however, you can also find them HERE.
When they were done, we had 4 delicious looking cookies! But, it was our playground time so we went out to the park and I promised the students we would be able to eat our cookies as soon as we got back!
On our way to the park we realized we forgot to tell our gingerbread cookies to stay put! So we turned around to tell them, just in case they were going to run!
(I had our guest reader hide them for me in the classroom next door).
But, when we got back to our room to tell them, they were already gone! We found a clue on our front board and followed the clues around the school. The kids LOVED it!
You can download these gingerbread hunt cards for free by clicking on the image below.
While we were on our 'hunt' the grandmother put our cookies back into our room. The last clue led us back to our classroom and there they were! We ate them as fast as would could so they wouldn't run away again!