Story Time

Gingerbread Men
Submitted by: Karen Lagarde, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Gingerbread Mouse by:Katy Bratun
An accident sends Mouse in search of a new home at Christmastime. She finds what seems to be the perfect one inside of a much larger house. She meets a new friend with a better idea.
Gingerbread Man by:Eric A. Kimmel
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of animals until he meets a clever fox.
Maisy Makes Gingerbread by:Lucy Cousins
Maisy makes gingerbread cookies just in time to share with her friends.
Gingerbread Cowboy by:Janet Squires
A freshly baked gingerbread cowboy escapes from the ranch kitchen and eludes his pursuers in this wester US version of the Gingerbread Man.
Runaway Tortilla by:Eric A. Kimmel
In this Southwestern version of the Gingerbread Man, a tortilla runs away from the woman who is about to cook him.
Gingerbread Girl by:Lisa Campbell Ernst
Like her older brother the Gingerbread Boy, who was eventurally devoured by a fox, the Gingerbread Girl eludes the many people who would like to eat her. She also has a plan to escape her brother's fate.
Songs
Craft
Gingerbread Men wreath--Cut out the center of a paper plate. Decorate brown die cut gingerbread men and glue around the paper plate ring.
or
Buy plain gingerbread cookies, let children frost and decorate their own gingerbread men.
Other
Game--Where is the Gingerbread Man? Make different colored house shapes and a diecut gingerbread man. Glue magnets on the back. Ask the children to guess which house the gingerbread man is behind. Do this several times. Kids love this game!