Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gingerbread Man STEM Project: Part 1

Last week the Kindergarteners were introduced to the story of The Gingerbread Man.  We spent lots of time reading and rereading the traditional version of this story.  We created charts looking at the setting, characters, problem and solution as well as the beginning, middle and end. The problem in this story is that the Gingerbread Man ran away from the old woman and old man.  As a group, we decided to try to catch him.  Then, we watched a video about two children trying to "trap" a cat so they could give it a bath. This video helped us think about the best ways to make a trap to capture the Gingerbread Man.  Lots of work went into this STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) project!  It was amazing!

making a blueprint of her trap

getting right to work on their traps

very hard at work

step-by-step sequence of creating a trap


  1. this was such a great project to witness

  2. Do you have the link to the video that your class watched?