G is for Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread is a wonderful addition to the holiday season. All children love cookies and Christmas seems like a time for cooking. One of the activities is to make gingerbread cookies and of course eat them.
Twice, I made a life size in my career I made a life size cookie with my class to share with the entire school. We traced the smallest kindergarten student as a pattern, and baked the gingerbread accordingly. As with all glyph remind the children that it is not a craft, but a picture that tells a story. Be sure to sort the finished product and finish the follow up paper that accompanies the glyph.
Another great idea to tie this with ELA is to have each student orally tell the story of their completed project. This could be used to assess the speaking strand of the ELA curriculum.
There are many great books to activate this Glyph. This is also an opportunity to lead into an Jan Brett author study.
Here are some great books:
- Gingerbread Baby By: Jan Brett
- Gingerbread Friends By: Jan Brett
- Gingerbread Boy By: Richard Egielski
- The Gingerbread Man By: Carol James
- The Musubi Man (Hawaii Gingerbread Man) By: Sandi Takayuma
- The Gingerbread Cowboy By: Janet Squires
- Clay Boy (Russian Gingerbread Boy) By: Mirra Ginsburg
- Cajon Gingerbread Boy By: Berthe Amoss
- The Bannock Bread Boy (First Nations Gingerbread Boy) By: Sandra Samatte
- The Gingerbread Pirates By: Kristen Kladstrup
- Catch that Cookie By: Hallie Durand
- Ivan the Terrier By: Peter Catalannotts