No Christmas Season is complete without a little gingerbread. Every year we spend a day baking and whipping up our gingerbread men and our gingerbread houses. But you can have some gingerbread fun without the baking mess. Today’s Grab and Go lesson is from the story Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. In this cute twist to the classic story of the Gingerbread man, in this story a young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a wild chase similar to the one in the familiar tale of the not-so-clever gingerbread man, only in this story the clever gingerbread baby escapes!
If you don’t already own the book or haven’t checked it out from the library, you can listen to it being read on YouTube here.
Today we are going to be working on story elements by having your student either draw or write in the different story elements of the Gingerbread baby.
After having read through the story and reading the fun twist at the end of the book, have your student create their own Gingerbread baby story with their own unusual twist.
Your student can go on their own Gingerbread baby hunt with this sight word hunt game. Cut out the Gingerbread baby’s and hide them around the house. Each Gingerbread baby has a sight word that corresponds with a worksheet where they are all listed out in boxes. When your student finds a gingerbread man, they will read the sight word and color the matching word on their sheet.
Practice reading and following directions with this Worksheet. Can your student figure out which house is the Gingerbread baby’s house?
Grab all of these worksheets right here.
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