Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me. I’m the ABC Gingerbread Man. Today we’re reading the Gingerbread Man as part of this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids and we’re making some very yummy letter cookies.
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The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth is a classic version of the story.
- First, you will want to use your favorite gingerbread cookie recipe. This is the one that we used.—>CLICK FOR RECIPE It was super easy to prep and manipulate. Plus, it only needed to chill in the freezer for 10 minutes before using the cookie cutters with it.
- Roll out the dough and use alphabet cookie cutters to make your shapes.
- When the cookies have cooled, use your favorite frosting (we used some that we had leftover from our gingerbread house making the day before this activity) and candy eyes to make details on each cookie.
- Share and eat!
We had fun decorating some of the cookies by matching the decorations to a word for each letter. For example, T was toothy and J was joyful.
Take your gingerbread cooking making up a literacy notch with these ABC gingerbread man cookies.
Time to explore some more activities to do with The Gingerbread Man story.
Gingerbread Letter Stamping
Gingerbread Spin a Letter and Build Doh Mats – Sea of Knowledge
Gingerbread salt name writing tray
Gingerbread Number Match
Gingerbread Spin a Letter & Trace / Build Doh Mats – Sea of Knowledge
Gingerbread Man DIY Maths Manipulatives – Rainy Day Mum
Build a Gingerbread Boy Number Game– Toddler Approved
Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt with Free Printables – Sunny Day Family
Roll a Gingerbread Man- Teach Beside Me
How to Sew a Gingerbread Ornament With Your Child – The Educators’ Spin On It