While focusing on gingerbread we did a couple of activities with our big buddies
this past month.
One of the activities included making a book called
“One Yummy Gingerbread”.
Each book came with one gingerbread cut out.
As they read the book they would pretend to eat the gingerbread and
rip a part of the body off and glue it into the book.
Until every part was done.
Then they read it together.
I was able to record a few of them reading together.
The following video shows a young child who rarely speaks to me or
others in StrongStart but with her big buddy she was very open.
It so impressed me that her big buddy helped her feel that comfortable.
We also decorated gingerbread people to really eat – yum!
An opportunity to talk about body parts,
work on math (sharing out and counting the candies),
and to chat and get to know each other better.
But the best part?
Was the eating, yummy!