Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gingerbread Theme



 Show the gingerbread clip art or cookie cut out and ask if the kids know what it is? Talk about shape, smell, can they eat it?

Gingerbread Friends By Jan Brett
Ginger Bear By Mini Grey 
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett 
The Gingbread Man By Karen Schmidt
The Gingerbread Boy By Richard Egielski 
The Gingerbread Man By Jim Aylesworth
Gingerbread Girl By Lisa Campbell Ernst 
The Gingerbread Cowboy By Janet Squires 
The Gingerbread Boy By Paul Galdone 
 The Gingerbread Man By Catherine McCafferty
Ten Tiny Gingbread Men By Ruth Galloway
Gingerbread Christmas By Jan Brett
Richard Scarry's The Gingerbread Man By Nancy Nolte and Richard Scarry
Gingerbread Mouse By Katy Bratun
The Gingerbread Pirates By Kirstin Kladstrup
The Gingerbread Man Loose in School By Laura Murray


If your happy and you know it (intro song)

Cant wait to celebrate – blue Jim gill CD

# 2 Row your boat song- songs for wiggleworms CD

Bean bag song #3- on bean bag CD

**Cool Bear Hunt Song # 3 Dr. Jean Silly Songs

Toe leg knee song from green Jim Gill CD

I took a bath in a washing machine #4 Jim Gill CD (use colorful scarves)

The Tempo marches on with egg shakers from Orange Jim Gill CD

Silly Dance Contest #8 Jim Gill Cd (use scarves again if you wish)

ABC song (use egg shakers)
#2 Hands are for clapping Song Yellow Jim Gill CD

Gingerbread Songs and Rhymes

Gingerbread Man
Run, run, as fast as you can,
You can't catch me,
I'm the Gingerbread Man! 

Gingerbread Baking
Stir a bowl of gingerbread,
Smooth and spicy brown.
Roll it with a rolling pin,
Up and up and down.
With a cookie cutter,
Make some little men.
Put them in the oven
Till half past ten! 

Gingerkids (Tune: Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little Gingerkids,
Four little, five little, six little Gingerkids,
Seven little, eight little, nine little Gingerkids,
Ten little Gingerbread Kids. 

Eat, Eat, Your Gingerbread Boy (Tune: Row, Row, Row, Your Boat)
Eat, eat, your Gingerbread Boy,
Before he runs away.
Faster, faster, faster please,
Don't let him get away!

Catch, catch the Gingerbread Boy,
Catch him, yes, today.
Faster, faster, faster still,
For he has run away. 

Above Gingerbread Songs (credit Childcarelounge.com)

Parachute Play: -- Use colorful parachute, king sizr flat sheet or large tablecloth
Lift parachute up/down
Shake it- and make waves
Have kids go under it
Walk in a circle holding handles- (follow the leader)
Put balls on the parachute and shake them off like popcorn
clipart credit cuteclips.com
 Decorate a Gingerbread man cookie or create a small house either using premade kits or graham crackers- see pictures - decorating is fun and creates great memories with kids!

4 small house kit available here

Gingerbread cookie pretend play printables  

Gingerbread baby book character masks printable  

Gingerbread bingo dot game 
Gingerbread blank print on cardstock cutout- decorate with crayons or markers .

Gingerbread House (Credit prekinders.com)

{Dramatic Play}
Add a large cardboard box to the house center (a.k.a. dramatic play area), and let the children decorate it to look like a gingerbread house. Children can play in the gingerbread house, pretending to be the Gingerbread Baby and his friends.

Gingerbread House with Blocks (Credit prekinders.com)

{Block Center}
Add construction paper and masking tape to the block center. Children can build a gingerbread house with blocks, using the construction paper to make candy and tape them onto their block house.

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