This week I would like your child to create and decorate their own gingerbread man. You may bake, draw, paint or create one out of playdough. It is up to you and your child.
It would also be great if your child could create a bridge to help the gingerbread cross the river so he doesn't have to to use the fox. You may create a bridge out of Lego, Duplo, sticks, blocks, stickle bricks... anything. You then may use your gingerbread man from activity 1 to act out the scene of where he uses a bridge instead of the fox to cross the river. You may also create a river to go under your bridge.
As the story I will be reading on Monday is The Gingerbread Man, it would be great if you could bake and decorate some gingerbread men.
1 tsp ground cinnamon
175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
1 free-range egg
4 tbsp golden syrup
writing icing (optional)
cake decorations (optional)
You may bake an alternative if you and your child prefer. Please use to ingredients that are accessible for you.
Baking is a great activity to help your child, positives of baking:
> Number work- counting, recognising numbers, measurements, language (full, half, tea/table spoon)
> Language- talking about what your are doing, verbs, first, next, lastly, naming equipment, asking your child to repeat words and phrases
> Hygiene- washing hands, tying hair back, apron,
> Safety- oven, kettle, sharp items, oven gloves