Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Letters to the Gingerbread Man
It is my favorite time of year! I love to begin December with a unit on the Gingerbread Man. One of my favorite activities is to have the students write a letter to the Gingerbread Man persuading him to stay away from the fox. The students always come up with creative reasons and ways to help the Gingerbread Man. To create the gingerbread craft, the students simply trace a large circle from a pattern onto brown construction paper. Next, I have the students trace a large rectangle pattern and then round the edges for the arms. Students use buttons, puffy paint, construction paint circles and a bow to give the gingerbread craft some character. This is an easy activity and the students really seem to enjoy it!