Saturday, January 12, 2013

An Enchanted Childhood ~ January 7th-11th ~ The Gingerbread Baby

Every winter we read several of Jan Brett's beautifully illustrated books.  This week we read
The Gingerbread Baby and our new book, The Gingerbread Friends.

We had two projects related to our books.

Painting and decorating foam cut-outs...

And making "gingerbread" playdough!

We sing a song as each child takes a turn stirring.

NanaKerri does the cooking while we sing more songs.
The children LOVE kneading the warm, wonderful smelling playdough.

This girl does not stop pretending!  She is acting out the Gingerbread Friends' story!

One day the children chose to "just paint" which, to us, is of more value than any "adult planned activity"!

We are short on words today mostly due to sick babies and tired mamas and busy nanas...
but we leave you with this little look at the free play time after breakfast that leads into Table Time...

 Yes, this little guy does indeed have a cloth basket on his head. EVERY day.

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  2. They look like they had tons of fun!
    We made gingerbread cookies this week; the smell was wonderful. We will have to try the playdoh!

  3. There are so many great Gingerbread Boy books, Jan Brett's illustrations are always fun. Thank you for sharing at The Children's Bookshelf.

  4. Aw, how fun! I have never read those books, but I will have to find them. I love the little puff noses on the gingerbread men cut-outs! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

  5. What great book tie- ins! I love the noses on your gingerbread men. The play dough probably smelled wonderful.

    I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page tomorrow.

  6. Gingerbread play dough, I have got to try that! Love the foam gingerbread men too, really cute project. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!

  7. Such fun! I love the pictures of the kids stirring, they look like they are really enjoying it! Thanks for sharing on Share it Saturday!

  8. Oh, so fun!! We did something similar reading Gingerbread Baby and making gingerbread playdough and cookies at a play date recently. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  9. Thanks for sharing with The Children's Bookshelf. Your ginger babies are so cute! : )

  10. Fun! I love the smell of gingerbread and I bet that playdoh smelled delicious.

    Also, I had to laugh at the basket on that child's head, because my 3 year old does the exact same thing with that exact same basket (it's from IKEA, right?) He puts it on and pretends he's a chef. :)

  11. So much fun! I love your little gingerbread babies.