As part of our Christmas in Germany unit we read The Gingerbread Man, there are so many great copies of this book you can find (I’m somewhat partial to the Jan Brett version), but for this particular unit, since we were studying Germany I stuck with the original tale, besides it made a great homeschool reading lesson. The kids were already familiar with the tale and were quickly chanting along “You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.” Of course this is the original version so he does get eaten by the fox in the end.
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Recommended Gingerbread Man books
The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Man (Easy-to-Read Folktales), Gingerbread Baby, The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics) (all of these are affiliate links, and I have either checked them out from the library or owned them at one point)
Gingerbread Man activity
Well, after reading it what was there left to do, but act it out using our popsicle sticks puppets from the printable I created for Christmas in Germany (click on picture to get to download).
We got to work cutting and pasting and then happily put on a show. And I say we because I was drafted to be part of it so we could show it to Daddy.
Only problem is Batman decided to add something, can you see the addition?
That’s right in our version at the end the Gingerbread Man is blown up by the Transformer……. It was unusual.
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