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Gingerbread Men, Friends, & Pirates

What a fun Storytime we had reading about gingerbread people this day after Christmas! First we read Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett, about a Gingerbread Baby who rides a chicken to a bakery to make some new friends. Then we read The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski, the classic tale but set in a city - so the Gingerbread Boy runs away from people like construction workers! Finally, we read The Gingerbread Pirates, about the Christmas Eve adventures of Captain Cookie and his crew.
For a craft, we cut gingerbread boy shapes from brown paper, then decorated them with yarn, sequins, pompoms, crayons and other embellishments. 
Later we danced to this song, running in place when we heard "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Listen - and dance along!

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