Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Gingerbread Man

We have been learning a new version of the story "The Gingerbread Man" - as the story is told on the CD we act out the story - first we make the Gingerbread Man by punching in the butter, flicking in the ginger and shaking in the flour - then we stir and roll to make a Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man goes into the oven to bake and rises up, up, up, up, up, then the Little Old Lady opens the oven door and he goes down, down, down, down, down. When the Gingerbread Man is ready he jumps out of the oven and runs away - "Run, run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me i'm the Gingerbread Man" he says. He runs away from the Little Old Lady, a skipping lamb, a sliding snake and a wobbling alien. He runs and runs until he gets to a big wide river and a fox helps him across. The fox slowly gets the Gingerbread Man closer to his mouth, when he is on his nose, he opens his mouth, a little bit, a little bit, a little bit more until SNAP! That's the end of the Gingerbread Man.... We love this story and a getting really good at knowing all of the words and actions.

Today was the day we made the Gingerbread Man. There were lots of little foxes at Manaia Kindergarten who got to eat him all up!


Anonymous said...

Hey guys! That looks very yummy! :) Did it taste nice?

Treehouse Dwellers said...

Don't think this cooked ginger bread man ran far! Wasn't he delicious.