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This week we have been enjoying The Gingerbread Man, retold by Jim Aylesworth. After the first reading Emily had many of the parts memorized and chants them along with us as we read it. On the back cover is a recipe for Gingerbread Men so of course we had to give them a try. When I told Emily that we could make our own she was so excited and then she looked at me a little worried and said “But Mommy, I hope ours does not run away” and then “I know we can lock the door so it can’t get out!” So that is just what we did.
Emily helped me make the Gingerbread Dough. She liked sifting the dry ingredients even though she needed my help.
We all rolled the dough and cut out the gingerbread men. We were very excited to have Aunt Christina help us too!
Finally we got to decorate them! We used all different yummy sweets, like sprinkles, M&M’s, good and plenty, gumdrops, snowcaps and raisins.
Emily’s Gingerbread Man
He has a blue good and plenty hat, two snow cap eyes, an M&M nose and a good and plenty mouth. His buttons are made of a green and red M&M and a green gumdrop.