So... on Monday.... Natalie and I quick called each other on the way to school and came up with a Gingerbread Day! After my two drop offs, I ran into this great store and headed STRAIGHT to the after Christmas sale. There I found these....
They are GIANT Gingerbread cookies. At 70% off, I got them for $1.89 EACH!!!!! At first they rang up as 6.82, but I quick asked the sweet self checkout lady and she disappeared for a little bit and came back with the new and improved price! :) First... A FREEBIE for you!!!!
I found the gingerbread on Google Images. The fonts were HelloSpot by Jen Jones and MTF Sweet Cheeks by Miss Tina Fonts. Go check them out!
This is what we found inside. We split up our firsties into groups and set them to work. First on the agenda was planning out where to place their gumdrops and peppermints. They were so engaged! :) Next, they had to exhibit LOTS of self control while one person at a time placed their chosen candy. When our firsties were finished, they had to sketch an accurate representation of their Gingerbread Man. Most did an UH-Mazing job!
After all this fun, we measured with our leftover gumdrops, graphed, and did a few math problems.
Finally, our day ended with How-To Eat a Gingerbread Cookie. We used parts of this packet from Lori over at Teaching with Love and Laughter. Click on the picture to go to her FREEBIE packet.
Here's what the end of our day looked like.