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The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
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Feb 20, 11

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This is a classic for any age group to read. For a fun activity the teacher could introduce the book to the children and have the children predict what they think is going to happen in the book. For some students they will be able to use their prior knowledge of the book. Once the book is read the kids could take a field trip to the cafeteria and they class could make gingerbread men. By doing this the children will be able to learn how to read a recipe and also will be able to connect the book to a real life experience.
Once the gingerbread men are made, the teacher could hide them and send the children on a treasure hunt in search for the cookies. Before they go on the hunt the children could brain storm about where they think the gingerbread men would go in the school. With the help of the teacher they then could pick the top five places they want to go look for the ginger bread men. The treasure hunt could then start and the children could pretend that they are running after the gingerbread man like the people in the book do. Once they find the gingerbread men there could be a class discussion about how it made them feel to search for the gingerbread men, they could also talk about what 5 senses they used to find the gingerbread men.
To make the search even more fun for the children the teacher could leave pieces of gingerbread men in different areas of the school. The pieces could be used as clues for the students to collect. The teacher could get other teachers involved by letting the students ask the other teachers question that might help them track down the gingerbread men.
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