The Kindergarten Gingerbread Project
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The Gingerbread Project
The story of the Gingerbread Man is familiar across cultures, and at Hillbrook, it’s an opportunity for our kindergarteners to make connections across academic disciplines:
Math: Graphing what part of the gingerbread man we like to eat first
Science and Engineering: Creating code to help the gingerbread man escape from the fox
Writing and Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Collaborating as a class to develop a version of the story
Fine Arts: Designing gingerbread people and their clothing and bedding
Music and Dramatic Arts: Engaging in reenactments and arranging melodies for the refrain
Culinary arts: Baking gingerbread for the community to enjoy
All of this culminates in the final activity when students discover their gingerbread people are missing! Following the paper clues left behind by these fast and tricky cookies, students have to rely on their reading and math skills–as well as their wits–to figure out their whereabouts.