"I am the Gingerbread Baby,
Lucky as can be,
To be living in this house.
That Matti made for me."
And so ends this twist on the story of the original "Gingerbread Man" with the title Gingerbread Baby.
The gingerbread house Matti makes saves the Gingerbread Baby from Matti's Mom and Dad, the farm animals and even the fox!
We made houses for some gingerbread friends and it became a pre-math activity as we counted the numbers of each kind of candy we put on our gingerbread house. This was some pretty yummy-looking math.
We also got in some fine motor workout squeezing the colored glue and opening the different kinds of candy. And then there's the language that takes place...