Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread Baby Lesson Plan

Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett is a retelling of the old favorite about a fast running gingerbread boy who escapes from the oven and the misadventures he has on his way.


After reading answer the questions on this reading comprehension worksheet.
Read the classic on-line Gingerbread Man story. Kids enjoy "turning the pages" with the click of a mouse.

read through the picture-word version of the story.

Watch and listen to Jan Brett read her version of the story, Gingerbread Baby (note actual story begins about 3.5 minutes through the video).

Writing Prompt
Make up your own adventures of the Gingerbread Baby.  Where will he go? Who will he meet?  How did he escape?  How will you catch him?

Social Studies
Make a map of your Gingerbread Baby's adventures around your neighborhood.  Make his path clear and mark any place he stopped (houses, businesses, etc.)


Practice your spelling with this Gingerbread Baby spelling activity.


Learn some new words with this Gingerbread Baby vocabulary activity.


Make your own Gingerbread baby with this template.


Practice counting with this Gingerbread counting worksheet.

Practice addition with this Gingerbread addition worksheet.

Find the area and perimeter of the Gingerbread Baby using marshmallows and this worksheet.  Directions are here.

For Fun!

Gingerbread Baby Board right Gingerbread Baby Board right

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