The Gingerbread Man Goes Around the World
Learn how other countries and cultures tell stories using the Gingerbread Man theme.
Measuring and Counting

After children have made their paper gingerbread babies prepare a number of things for them to measure using their babies -- Have students write down their answers.

For example:

  • How many gingerbread babies does it take to get from the door to the teacher’s desk?
  • .. from the door to the student’s desk?
  • How many gingerbread babies long is the white board?
  • Have the children work cooperatively to measure how many gingerbread babies tall they are.


Math-CC.K.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Math-CC.K.5. Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.
Measurement & Data
Describe and compare measurable attributes.
MATH-MD.K.1. Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
MATH-MD.K.2. Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has \"more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.