The highlight each year during our gingerbread unit is to make gingerbread cookies. I make sure we've heard the story before we make the cookies, so it's more meaningful.
The whole time we were making these cookies, the children were talking about how the fox ate the gingerbread boy, but he wasn't going to eat their cookies!
We made up our own versions of the story. Instead of a fox, it was a mama or daddy or surely that older brother. Or a dog.
We made sure he had lots of chocolate chips, raisins and sprinkles.
And we wondered as we put them in the oven if one would get out. Where would it go? Who would catch it?
And then today we read The Gingerbread Girl. And were relieved when she outsmarted the fox. And that none of our cookies escaped the oven.
Boy, were they tasty!
Here are the 3 books we are reading this week: