This week has been filled with gingerbread houses, gingerbread men, gingerbread pirates, lots of fun, and even a little bit of learning thrown in here and there!
We made a gingerbread pirate crew after we read the book The Gingerbread Pirates.
The kids decorated gingerbread pirates and gingerbread people cut out of construction paper.
I made a simple gingerbread counting printable for Aiden.
Each gingerbread man has a number 1 – 10 (numeral and written) on it. Emily held Aiden add the correct number of buttons to each gingerbread man.
I cut gingerbread men out of sandpaper and rubbed them with spices (2 with ginger, 2 with cinnamon, and 2 with cloves). The kids took turns matching the scents.
Then we did a little experiment to see why the gingerbread boy didn’t want to cross the river. I let the kids guess how long it would take for the gingerbread to start crumbling? Emily guessed 2 minutes and Aiden said 4 minutes. It took about 1 minute and 15 seconds for it to completely disintegrate in the water.
Just for fun we tested a marshmallow, pretzel, nut, and a gingerbread star to see if they would disintegrate. The results: the marshmallow got slimy, the pretzel feel apart and of course the gingerbread star became mush. The winner was the nut!
On of the most exciting things that happened this week was finding a sticky note that Aiden wrote his name on. AIDEN WROTE HIS NAME all by himself!
I hope everyone had a great week!
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