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Gingerbread

Homemade Gingerbread

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


A Gingerbread Poem

What do you feel?
The cookie dough.
It's smooth and soft to touch.
Cool and squishy in my hands;
I like it very much!

What do you hear?
The rolling pin.
It's rolling out the dough.
"Rrr-rrr" goes the rolling pin,
A-rolling to and fro.

What do you smell?
A spicy scent.
It's filling up the room.
Sweet and strong, it smells so good-
Much better than perfume.

What do you see?
A fresh-bakced treat.
Its color is just right:
What a lovely golden brown!
A very pretty sight!

What do you taste?
The gingerbread!
A spicy treat or two.
Sweet and yummy in my mouth;
Now I'll share some with you!


Where is My Gingerbread Man?
(to the tune of "Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?")

Oh where, oh where is my Gingerbread Man?
Oh where, oh where can he be?
He popped out of the oven and ran out the door.
Oh where, oh where can he be?


Gingerbread Song
(to the tune of "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.


Gingerbread
(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!


Gingerkids
(to the tune of "10 Little Indians")

One little, two little, three little gingerkids.
Four little, five little, six little gingerkids.
Seven little, eight little, nine little gingerkids.
Ten littl gingerbread kids.


The Gingerbread Man
(to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"

The Gingerbread Man goes through the town,
Through the town, through the town.
The Gingerbread Man goes through the town,
Singing, "Catch me if you can!"

He ran away from a cow,
From a cow, from a cow.
He ran away from a cow,
Singing, "Catch me if you can!"

--continue song by replacing "cow" with
man, cow, horse, sheep, dog, etc.

Then he came to a fox,
To a fox, to a fox.
Then he came to a fox,
And the fox said, "You can trust me."

Then he ate him up!
Yes sir-ee!


My Gingerbread Man
by B. Sarah Froehlich
(to the tune of "Beautiful Dreamer")

My gingerbread man
Where have you gone?
Out of the oven
Before you were done.
With two little legs you
ran and you ran.
Please come back to me
little gingerbread man.


Five Little Gingerbread Men

Five little gingerbread men lying on a tray,
One jumped up and ran away.
Shouting, "Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can...
I'm really quick, I'm a gingerbread man!"

--count down the numbers reapeating the stanza above--

No more gingerbread men lying on a tray,
They all jumped up and ran away.
Oh, how I wish they had stayed with me to play.
Next time I'll eat them before they run away.


I'm the Gingerbread Man
(tune of "Skip to My Lou")

Chorus: Run, run as fast as you can!
Run, run as fast as you can!
Run, run as fast as you can!
You can't catch me,
I'm the Gingerbread Man!>/p>

I ran from the woman, yes I did.
I ran from the woman, yes I did.
I ran from the woman, yes I did.
Cause I'm the Gingerbread Man!

Chorus

--continue song by replacing "cow" with
man, cow, horse, sheep, dog, etc.

I ran from everyone, yes I did.
I ran from everyone, yes I did.
I ran from everyone, yes I did.
But I couldn't run from the fox...
CHOMP!


Gingerbread Boy
(to the tune of "Muffin Man")

Oh will you bake a gingerbread boy,
A gingerbread boy,
A gingerbread boy,
Oh will you bake a gingerbread boy,
Then put him in the oven.

Oh will you eat the gingerbread boy,
The gingerbread boy,
The gingerbread boy,
Oh will you eat the gingerbread boy,
Then take him out right now.


Gingerbread Children
by Ilo Orleans

Gingerbread children
Stand in a row--
Very good children
Always, you know.
The never will jump
Or kick or leap.
Or start to cry when
It's time to sleep
They never run off
Or look around
And no one has heard
Them make a sound.
Gingerbread children
Are fine to meet;
But, much better stiff;
They're good to eat.


The Gingerbread Man Song
(to the tune of "Jimmy Crack Corn")

A baker took some gingerbread dough
And shaped a man from head to toe.
When it was baked, the cookie fled.
Here is what the cookie said:

Chorus: Run! Run! As fast as you can!
You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!
I'm the gingerbread man!
Run! Run! As fast as you can!
I'm the gingerbread man!

The cooke man ran past a cow
Who said, "I want to eat you now!"
The cookie man just laughed and fled.
Here is what the cookie said:

Chorus

A farmer saw the man go by.
He chased him low, he chased him high
The cookie man just shook his head.
Here is what the cookie said:>/p>

Chorus

He finally reached the river wide,
A fox asked, "Would you like a ride?"
The cooke sat on the fox's head,
Here is what the sly fox said:
"You can't run! That's my plan!
I'm going to eat you, gingerbread man!

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