It's Thematic Thursday and the theme is Gingerbread. I love the smell of gingerbread. I've tried making my own gingerbread cookies and making gingerbread houses but I always end up purchasing the cookies and the kits to make the houses. I've joined Carla with Comprehension Connections to share books, ideas, activities and links about gingerbread.
1. Best Books
I chose two precious books that have a gingerbread theme. Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy is part of the series by Tim Bugbird and Lara Ede. I chose this book because I have a personal connection with the series: 1. My grandmother's name was Georgia and we called her Georgie. 2. I have a chihuahua named Lola and 3. My daughter's name is Katy. Take a look at the books by Bugbird and Ede and you'll see the connection. The other book is The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires. I chose this book because I live in Texas and it goes along with the original book The Gingerbread Man.
2. Activities and Ideas
I love having simple crafts for the students to give to loved ones during the holidays. The cinnamon gingerbread ornaments are so simple to make and they smell wonderful on the tree. The instructions actually come from the McCormick website. Just purchase lots of cinnamon, ribbon, applesauce and cookie cutters. There is also a no-bake recipe for those who do not want to bake them.
My Christmas (holiday) lap book has a gingerbread house and gingerbread man. It's filled with templates and QR codes to websites and a YouTube video story.
And, enjoy free gingerbread activities.
Now, on to Comprehension Connection learn more about gingerbread.