Gingerbread People Songs


To practice rhyming and color identification our class used the following chant during our Gingerbread theme. I cut out gingerbread people of each color for the children to use. The children loved it, and the activity really helped reinforce rhyming.

I’m a gingerbread man

And I can think

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is pink.

I’m a gingerbread man

And I smile, not frown

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is brown.

I’m a gingerbread man

And I’m looking at you

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is blue.

I’m a gingerbread man

That’s what I said

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is red.

I’m a gingerbread man

And I’ll be right back

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is black.

I’m a gingerbread man

And I say borange

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is orange.

I’m a gingerbread man

And milk I slurple

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is purple.

I’m a gingerbread man

And I’m a real nice fellow

I’m a ginger bread man

My color is yellow.

We also measured how many gingerbread men tall we each were and made a graph.


Gingerbread

Stir a bowl of gingerbread (make stirring motion)
Smooth and spicy brown
Roll it with a rolling pin (pretend to roll dough)
Up and up and down With a cookie cutter (pretend to cut cookies w/ cutter)
Make some little men,
Put them in the oven (put tray in the oven)
Until half past ten.


This is sung to the tune” The muffin man”

Oh do you know the gingerbread man, the gingerbread man, the gingerbread man.

OH do you know the gingerbread man who ran and ran and ran.

He said “catch me if you can, if you can, if you can, He said “catch me if you can” then ran and ran and ran. I can run like the gingerbread man, the gingerbread man the gingerbread man. I can run like the gingerbread man Now catch me if you can.


Original story-song to use with storyboard pieces and student participation sung to tune “One, two, buckle my shoe”

Once there was a gingerbread man Baking in a gingerbread pan Raisin eyes and cherry nose Trimmed right down to his fingers and toes An gingerbread man in a gingerbread pan

Here’s the old woman who made him so sweet A treat for her and her husband to eat She made him with flour and sugar and eggs She gave him a face and two arms and two legs A gingerbread man in a gingerbread pan

Now open the oven to see if he’s done This gingerbread boy, he know how to run Out of the oven and onto the floor Now run away out the kitchen door The gingerbread man, he’s out of the pan!

Now chase him old woman, now chase him old man Chase hem, yes chase him as fast as you can! Through the garden and out the gate Catch him right now, before it’s too late The gingerbread man, he’s out of the pan!

Along came a cow who wanted a treat And the gingerbread boy, he looked good to eat Run, run, run, as fast as you can You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man I’m the gingerbread man and I’m out of the pan!

(repeat the above verse using following animals: dog, goose, turtle, hog. Involve children in this repetitious part by giving them gingerbread stick puppets or mime running by slapping knees)

Along came a fox who wanted a treat And this gingerbread boy, he looked good to eat Jump on my back, my gingerbread pet And we’ll cross the river, so you won’t get wet Mr. Gingerbread man, who’s out of the pan.

There was no place to go, there was no place to run And a ride on the river could be lots of fun! So off with the fox did Gingerbread go And what happened next, you already know To the gingerbread man, who’s out of the pan

That sly old fox had a de-lic-ious treat And the old man and woman had nothing to eat Not a bite was left for the cow or the dog, The goose or the turtle or hungry old hog There’s no gingerbread man! There’s no gingerbread man!

So let us go home and get out the pan And we’ll make ourselves a new gingerbread man! And when he is eaten, we’ll make us some more But this time be certain to lock the back door! A new gingerbread man, in a gingerbread pan!


From Piggyback Songs: (To the tune of Frere Jacques)

Gingerbread, gingerbread,
Yum, yum, yum, Yum, yum, yum.
I like gingerbread, I like gingerbread,
In my tum, In my tum.


 

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