Well, our themes this week have been Christmas Trees, Reindeer, and the Gingerbread Man. I have "Run, run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man" stuck in my head : ) Here's a few snippets of what we did....
Freestyle Art: Paint a Gingerbread Man. Tyler loved painting and adding all kinds of things-- glitter, buttons, stickers-- to his Gingerbread Man.
|All finished! Isn't he cute?|
Sight Word Gingerbread Man-- coloring the sight words.
Gingerbread Words-- using the letters from "Gingerbread," Tyler put together real and nonsense words. I found this idea on TpT and just made the cards myself with index cards and stickers-- my printer is running out of ink.
Dear Santa, Please bring me printer ink for Christmas this year!
I need to print more "school" stuff!
Gingerbread Ordinal Numbers: I read the directions and Tyler found the letter he was to color. Great practice!
Gingerbread Coordinates: I revamped the original idea I saw on Pinterest. Using a grid (x, y-axis) and dice, it is basically played as Tic Tac Toe. I used our candy striped tape and made gingerbread men to stay in our theme. Tyler has been into playing Tic Tac Toe lately, so I thought this would be a fun "learning" game. He already knows how to find coordinates because of his Toy Story Leapster game, but it was fun anyhow! We both won a couple of times. I only made 6 gingerbread for each of us, and would make more next time.
Sorry for the fuzzy picture! I like shooting in manual in the house, and clearly there isn't enough natural light for me to do so! This picture is when he realized he had "three in a row" : )
Gingerbread Area and Perimeter Activity: This idea was from TpT, too! Gotta love it! Using our painted gingerbread man, we used cotton balls and crackers to find the area and perimeter. When I asked why it took so many crackers vs. cotton balls for both activities, Tyler said, "the shape.... (after more prodding), the cracker is a hexagon." While it's not the answer I was looking for; he's just so sweet and smart!
Uh-Oh! The Gingerbread Man didn't jump out of the oven fast enough!
Finally, we made a Gingerbread House! So fun! And what a tricky thing to hold together... our roof and walls kept caving in! But alas, here it is : )
More Gingerbread Links:
Gingerbread Love from Blogland-- a SLEW of resources pulled together on one page!
Gingerbread Theme Ideas @ Mrs. Attaya's First Grade Blog
Gingerbread Part 1 and 2 @ Growing Kinders
Gingerbread ABC's and 123's @ Kreative in Kinder (Tyler completed the missing numbers worksheet).
Gingerbread Man Decoration-- we didn't do this craft, but I thought it was pretty cute!
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