Gingerbread Man Storytime

My oh so creative theme for this month was GINGERBREAD! I know that it’s a pretty common theme for a December storytime, but why not? Who doesn’t love the Gingerbread Man and his friends?

I created a Gingerbread Man Storytime playlist on Spotify. Search for it and listen!

I told the story of the Gingerbread Man using my story basket. 

We watched/danced/sang Harry Kindergarten’s version of the GB Man.

We danced to this song (running in place when the GB Man ran – at the beginning and the end of the song, we pretended to be GB Men laying on a cookie sheet).

I covered my flannel board with foil (so that it would look like a cookie sheet) and made 5 GB Men for this fingerplay:

Gingerbread Men Fingerplay & Chant 

Five little gingerbread men lying on a tray,
One jumped up and ran away.
Shouting “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can …
I run really fast, I’m a gingerbread man!”

Four little gingerbread men lying on a tray,
One jumped up and ran away.
Shouting “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can …
I run really fast, I’m a gingerbread man!”

Three little gingerbread men lying on a tray,
One jumped up and ran away.
Shouting “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can …
I run really fast, I’m a gingerbread man!”

Two little gingerbread men lying on a tray,
One jumped up and ran away.
Shouting “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can …
I run really fast, I’m a gingerbread man!”

One little gingerbread man lying on a tray,
He jumped up and ran away.
Shouting “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can …
I run really fast, I’m a gingerbread man!”

No more gingerbread men lying on a tray,
They all jumped up and ran away.
Oh, how I wish they had stayed with me to play.
Next time I’ll eat them before they run away.

~ Author Unknown Got it from this website.

For our craft, we made GB trees! I got the idea from this blog. 

Finally, the snack was Little Debbie Gingerbread Man treats!

GB Mania!

VBF

 

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About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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3 Responses to Gingerbread Man Storytime

  1. amy bansak says:

    Wow, you have taken this theme to a whole new level. Those GB trees look amazing, if only my school would permit food like this in the library what fun we would have. Thanks for the great ideas.

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