This craft and writing project fits perfectly with Benchmark Advance (California) 1st grade Unit 2. In Benchmark, students are expected to write an opinion paragraph choosing their favorite character from the book, The Gingerbread Man. In this project, students create one of four characters using the same body template but different accessories. Students will color, cut, glue and create the gingerbread man, Grandma, Grandpa, or the wolf. A writing page is also included. Whether you are using Benchmark or just enjoying this classic tale, your students are sure to enjoy this fun project. It looks great up on a bulletin board.