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Read a classic Gingerbread Book, Retell the Story
Gain familiarity with the traditional story line by reading and retelling a classic or traditional version. Retell the story in your own words. Let the kids act it out in groups or use puppets as props in their retelling.
Read a Gingerbread Book, Then Write Your Own Version BUT Change the Setting
Read a series of Gingerbread Books from the same series. Discuss similar themes in each of the stories. Then create your own Gingerbread Tale in a new setting. Tell or write the story. Maybe your gingerbread man will get loose in the zoo, in the library, or at the grocery store!
Read a Gingerbread Book, Then Compare it With A Story from Another Culture
Many traditional tales are told around the world, it a different way. In Russia, the gingerbread man is Kalobok, or a round bread that runs from the children. Read a set of gingerbread books and compare. How are the stories similar? How are the stories different? Make a Venn diagram to chart.