Tuesday, July 24, 2012

OIK Tuesday: winter in July

This past Sunday Daisy and her youth group held a Winter in July fundraiser for a Habitat for Humanity project in our community.  They made and sold snowcones, iced cocoa and gingerbread house cookies, and there were little origami present boxes that were sold for amounts ranging from $5 to $100.  You bought a present and then looked inside to see what item you had provided for the building project.  We bought a box of nails and sod for a front lawn.

So I'm in the mood for gingerbread (often: see additional post here), which coincidentally is the next poem from the last year's Mighty Minnows kindergarten poetry anthology.  It's an "Anonymous" type rhyme that we incorporated into our puppet show retelling of The Gingerbread Man story on the last day before winter break.


Making Gingerbread Men

Stir a bowl of gingerbread,
Smooth and spicy brown.
Roll it with a rolling pin,
Sideways, up and down.
With a cookie cutter
Make some little men.
Put them in the oven,
Till half past ten!


It makes a nice nursery-rhyme complement to the previous more complex Frederick poem and to the upcoming beginning-of-the-new-year selection.  The children memorized it easily, and ate the gingerbread men we baked even more easily!

1 comment:

  1. This would make a great action rhyme--there's plenty of opportunity for hand motions!

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