I guess you are wondering how can going on a Gingerbread Man Hunt have anything to do with reading and writing?
I had to get creative since they love the story line so much when the old woman tells the little boy not to open the oven door. Since we weren't using an oven we placed him in a gift box so that he could not runaway, we knew he might based on our prior experiences and reading the book. The kids wanted to eat him really bad but agreed to wait until afternoon snack time.
Just like last year the Gingerbread Man escaped! Now the kids were on the hunt looking for the Gingerbread Man.
Others simply colored a picture of the Gingerbread Man and dictated to me what they wanted to write.
Ken and DJ were inspired by this letter and took advantage of the Gingerbread Man Writing Prompts that I put on the language shelf earlier in the morning.
The writing prompts were free from here.
Janessa "read" the book some more after the hunt and has declared it her favorite book.
Enjoying the Gingerbread Man.
I would like to add that the suspense of the Gingerbread Man missing did receive a response " I am scared" from a four year old. He was relieved and ready to carry on, once we all told him we were just pretending. Just be cautious if you do this activity with younger ones who sometimes have difficulty telling the difference from pretend/real life.
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