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Gingerbread
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Gingerbread baby by:Jan Brett
A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man.
The 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 the mouse makes gingerbread cookies and shares them with her friends Charley and Tallulah.
The 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.
The jalapeno man by:Debbie Leland
Will anyone be able to catch the jalapeno man.
Gingerbread with love by:Bennie Floyd Walker
Fun book about the history of gingerbread, crafts and recipes.
Songs
Where is my Gingerbread Man?
Sung to: "Oh where has my little dog gone?"

Oh where, oh where is my Gingerbread Man?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
He popped out of the oven and ran out the door.
Oh where, oh where can he be?
The Gingerbread Man
The gingerbread man ran through the town,
Through the town, through the town.
The gingerbread man ran through the town,
Singing, "You'll never catch me."

He ran away from a cow,
cow, cow
He ran away from a cow,
Singing, "You will never catch me."

He ran away from a sheep,
sheep, sheep
He ran away from a sheep without a peep,
Singing, "You will never catch me."

He ran away from a dog,
dog, dog
He ran away from a dog,
Singing, "You will never catch me."

Then he came to a fox,
fox, fox
The fox sat on a box and said,
"You can trust me"
Then he ate him, yes sir - ee.
Five Little Gingerbread
5 Little gingerbread men on the tray,
%2(place 5 fingers of one hand onto the open palm of the other hand--the tray.)
One jumped up and ran away.
("run" one finger away)
Catch me, Oh catch me, Oh catch me if you can!
I'm pretty fast, I am the gingerbread man!

4 Little gingerbread men on the tray,
(4 fingers on the tray....etc.)
One jumped up and ran away.
Catch me, Oh catch me, Oh catch me if you can!
I'm pretty fast, I am the gingerbread man!

Continue to zero...

No little gingerbread men on the tray
I will have to bake more on another day!
Craft
http://www.ellison.com/
Ellison die - Gingerbread man, marshmallows and candy sprinkles. Glue onto paper.
Other
Snack: Little Debbie Gingerbread are fairly inexpensive for 8 cookies.
Notes
I have listed a few of my favorite stories. I would not recommend reading all at one setting. Rather choose one or two at a time.