Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gingerbread Mania

Yes, the gingerbread man has taken over our classroom.  We have done some many wonderful activities.  Some of those include; characters and settings, story re-telling, comparing story elements, giving an opinion on their favorite ending and why, and putting on a puppet show.  I thought that making Gingerbread Ornaments (decorations) would be a great culminating activity.   So, I gathered all the ingredients to make smelly cinnamon gingerbread men.  Mrs. T took the lead with this activity, as she is way more creative than I.  We worked together with the Middlesworth's, each child having their very own job, to create the dough to make the ornaments.  We used apple sauce, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and the most important ingredient;  GLUE!  All the children got a change to help mix the dough, and then Mrs. T taught them how to knead the dough.  Next they had to roll out the dough and use a gingerbread cookie cutter to make their ornament.  Here are some great pictures of the process.

Then we let them dry for about 4-5 days.  When we thought they were dry enough, we let their creative juices flow.  They got to decorate their gingerbread man with all different materials.  Look how awesome they came out!  Thanks Mrs. T!

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