Our gingerbread houses are a direct follow up to the reading of several versions of the runaway food. We read about the Gingerbread Girl, the Gingerbread Boy, the Gingerbread Baby and even a variation that involved a Runaway Pancake. Mrs. Marrinan brought us a story from Australia called the the Lamington Man. We noticed the setting - country, city ( yes - New York City), farm, and forest. We discussed the ways the runaway character was tricked and eventually caught - except for the Gingerbread Girl, who is one smart cookie.
In the Jan Brett version of the Gingerbread Baby, Matti used a gingerbread house to capture the baby. The children drew plans for decorating the roofs and walls of their houses and followed their plans with various patterns of candy. The pattern work was connected to our math activities. Lots of thoughtful work and effort went into creating each house.
You have got to be kidding! They are SO good! Miss Brooks couldn't even make the icing to work! How do we do it? The patterns, the mathematical perfection, brilliance Kinder Kids! Please tell us so we can do it too!
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