Gingerbread Man Gestures Video + Masks!

I originally did the  Genki English Gingerbread Man as a really simple Christmas play.

But … on Sunday I tried out an even quicker way of doing it, a no-prep, 20 minute “from zero to play” version!

And thanks to Nigel for uploading the video of how the song fits into it all with the gestures!

And this what I did to prepare:

1. Read through the picture book and mini lesson on the vol. 12
2. Put the kids in a circle.
3. One person comes to the middle to sing the Gingerbread Man lines.
4. Everyone else becomes the other characters.
5. Sing the chorus with gestures.
6. At the end they all try and eat the Gingerbread Man!

As you can see it worked out really well, especially the ending, and the kids just loved it!

Of course if you have more time, or want to put on a big production for the parents, then doing a full on play using the song/picture book is really cool.  And to make it even cooler… how about these brand new masks that Gaz has just cooked up?

What do you think?

Comments on the blog (or Facebook!) would be much appreciated!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

8 Responses to “Gingerbread Man Gestures Video + Masks!”

  1. Adam

    I was watching this when my daughter came out and asked me, “What is this?” It’s about teaching English I said. She responded, “No, it’s about teaching people how to be crazy.” Ha!

  2. Kristin Nishimura

    Hapyoukai is comming up. I know what I will suggest for the principal that we do this year…..And since there is NO mentioning about Christmas at all, it might work at the Budhist kindergarten as well.
    So, fun, so easy and the kids know the lyrics in no time!!! Thanks for the video!!!

  3. Mary

    So fun! The masks are great and can’t wait to use them! Thanks!!

  4. Julia

    Oh-oh-oh! How I want to be in the circle! 😀

    The game is one of my favourites I play with my 5 year old kids!

    The story about Gingerbread Boy is very popular here because in Russia we have a similar one about a baked creature called Kolo’bok for he was round as a ball. He also rans away from all animals exept the Fox, who ate him in the end. But it is usually staged with a happy end.

  5. Nena

    Great fun! I just love this song!
    Nena

  6. Evelyne

    The story and song were a big success with my French kids (5 and 6). The masks are great, just what I needed to song the song. Could you make a black and white version. I’m sure the kids would love to decorate them!
    Thanks again for your great work.

  7. Lines

    Marvellouse!once more we can see that we can teach and learn english with genkienglish from one year old to…not age
    Thank you Richard.

  8. nancy

    fantastic! I love your games and your songs.bye!

Leave a Comment - I pick one at random each month to win a free prize. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *