Use graham cracker squares and royal icing to set up the houses in advance. Use a pastry bag to squeeze small amounts of icing onto the houses as the children decorate with small candies, cereal, pretzels, etc.
|Run Away Gingerbread Boys
In a large mixing bowl blend |
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine
1/2 cup Mild Molasses
1/4 cup Water
In another bowl mix together
3 cups Flour
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Allspice
Add to molasses mixture. Refrigerate untill chilled thouroghly. Roll out and cut cookies. Bake at 350 about 12 minuets. Watch them carefully as they do tend to run away!
Read the story of the Gingerbread Boy while they are baking. Decorate when cooled.
Icing for piping or spreading
2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Butter or Margarine
1 tsp Vanilla
1/8 cup Milk or Heavy Cream
"Gg" is for Gingerbread Boy Puppets
Cut gingerbread boy cookie shapes out of brown construction paper. Cut white strips for "icing" with scalloped edge scissors. We stamped them with the letter G to reinforce our letter of the week.
Group Time Activity
5 little Gingerbread Men Felt Board Countdown
5 litle Gingerbread boys lying on a tray
One jumped up and ran away!(take one off the board)
Shouting "run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!
How many are left?(count)
Repeat until all Gingerbread boys have run away!
No more Gingerbread Men lying on a tray
They all jumped up and ran away!
Oh how I wish they had stayed to play
Next time I'll eat them before they ran away.
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