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1. Cut out and decorate/colour the characters from the story.


Encourage your child to persevere  with their cutting, giving them guidance as needed. As the child cuts out a character then discuss that character, see key questions below.


The Gingerbread Man: Why do you think he was running away? How was he feeling? What would you have done if you had seen the Gingerbread Man running away from all the other characters?


The old man and old lady: How do you think they felt when the Gingerbread Man ran away from them?


The other characters in the story chasing the Gingerbread Man: Discuss that the other characters in the story were trying to catch the Gingerbread Man. Was this the right thing to do?


Discuss keeping ourselves safe: Explain the fox was pretending to the Gingerbread Man that he was going to help, when in fact he was not planning to help him at all. Remind the child about the importance of Clever Never Goes (linking to the robots he/she made previously). Remind we should never go anywhere with strangers. Encourage your child to think about what the Gingerbread Man should have done in this situation.

2. Retell the story


Using the characters you have cut out, have a go at retelling the story.

You could try sticking the characters onto sticks to make stick puppets and then have a go at making your own puppet show retelling the story.

You could even have a go at making your own puppet theatre, where you can enjoy retelling or creating your own stories.