I learned about it through Mama Smiles, my favorite parenting blog. Each month a different author is featured and you can participate by sharing one of you favorite books by that author and an activity to go with it. You can learn more about it on their Facebook page. December’s author was Jan Brett. Jan Brett interprets many classics with her distinctive and rich illustrations.
We have been very into gingerbread folk lately here and Gingerbread Baby is a fantastic updated version of Gingerbread Man particularly for its happy ending! I won’t give it away except to say it ends with a happy gingerbread baby instead of a happy fox!
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Just like the Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread baby is a runner who by the end of the story is being chased by many! To celebrate this accomplished, frosted athlete how about a finger puppet craft to go with it! Simply print out the following template gingerbread finger puppet and trace onto craft foam and cut. Then decorate however you like. We used Tulip fabric paint which has some dimension and looks a little like frosting.
Then slip your fingers into the 2 holes and watch your little guy take off!