The Gingerbread Man Goes Around the World
Learn how other countries and cultures tell stories using the Gingerbread Man theme.
Following Directions
Gingerbread Man Hunt
When the class makes gingerbread men at school, use the leftover dough to make a large gingerbread man (the size of a cookie sheet) and cover him with plastic wrap. While the children are out of the classroom, hide the gingerbread man and leave notes around the school (youíll probably need an accomplice).  To help entice the children you can drop flour along the way. Here are some sample poems to use for your hunt around the school.

Poem Left in the Classroom
Iíve left home to look for a snack,
And I bet youíll never get me back!
Look for me where there are lots of books!

Media Center
Iíve read lots of books,
But Iím gone, canít you see?
Iím a gingerbread man and you canít catch me!
Look for me by a friendly face who answers phones in a busy place.

The secretaries have a friendly face,
And answer phones in a busy place.
Find me by the leader(s) of our school.

Principalís Office
These are the principalís offices.
Theyíre nice, you know.
They told me not to run anymore,
But to walk, wherever I go.
Go find me where we eat together.

This is the lunchroom.
These friends like us a bunch,
And always make sure we have a good lunch.
Iím getting a bit tired as you can see,
Room ___ is where Iíll be!

Classroom (Homeroom)
Iíve run and run and I need some rest.
I think this room is the best!

adapted from:

ELA-S&L.K.2. Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
ELA-S&L.K.3. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.