Thursday, December 16, 2010

stART ~ The Gingerbread Man


Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.


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.

Gingerbread 1

We all rolled the dough and cut out the gingerbread men.  We were very excited to have Aunt Christina help us too!

gingerbread 2

Finally we got to decorate them!  We used all different yummy sweets, like sprinkles, M&M’s, good and plenty, gumdrops, snowcaps and raisins.IMG_6806

     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.


sbswtp said...

Yummy!!! We were going to do this project with this book for stART this week too :-) I love how Juliette participates now too!!! So cute :-)

Unknown said...

They cookes turned out great! Yummy! The children love this book too. Thank you for sharing.

Susana said...

Your gingerbread men are adorable! They turned out great!! I know they taste good too:-).

Unknown said...

It was smart of Emily to ask you to lock the doors to keep that pesky gingerbread man from running away...

Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

OH those are sweet. We havent made our little gingerbread men yet but I am looking forward to it very much.

I found your blog through a blog link. YOu have a nice little blog home!

Candace @Naturally Educational said...

Wonderful! I was just planning on trying to find a good retelling of that story and I'm happy to have a recommendation from you!

The gingerbread men turned out great, too.

At my daughter's preschool, they made ornamental ones out applesauce and cinnamon and sequins. The teacher kept warning us, "don't eat them!" And I asked, "Who would eat them with sequins on them?" And she said, "It happened one year--a dad came home and ate one!"

Brimful Curiosities said...

We have that book, too. Good to know the recipe on the back works. Good idea to lock your doors to stop the runaways. I will say that my daughter doesn't really like the ending of the story in this retelling. She prefers tales where the gingerbread man survives.

Anonymous said...

I love the gingerbread man with a brain. He must be the one that is going to try to make a run for it.

Anonymous said...

this post is very usefull thx!

***Sharon*** said...

Such awesome ideas! Bookmarking some for next year! Thanks for all the ideas!


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