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The Gingerbread Man. Christmas story for children


This is one of the best-known folk tales in America. It is an ideal short story to read to children at Christmas and teach them that you don't always win.

The story The Gingerbread Man, traditionally known for the tale of Gingerbread man, tells the story of a gingerbread cookie that comes to life, but many characters run after it to eat it. What will happen? Read this Christmas story with your child and then tell us if you liked it.

Once upon a time, there was an old woman who lived in an old house on the top of a hill, surrounded by golden orchards, forests and streams. The old woman loved to bake, and one Christmas day she decided to make a gingerbread man. It formed the head and the body, the arms and the legs. He added juicy raisins for the eyes and mouth, and a row in front for the buttons on his jacket. Then he put a nose candy. At last, he put it in the oven.

The kitchen was filled with the sweet smell of spices, and when the gingerbread man was crisp, the old woman opened the oven door. The gingerbread man jumped out of the oven, and ran, singing:

- Run, run, as soon as you can! You can't reach me I am the gingerbread man!

The old woman ran, but the gingerbread man ran faster. The gingerbread man met a duck who said

- Whoa, whoa! You smell delicious! I want to eat you!

But the gingerbread man kept running. The duck swayed after him, but the gingerbread man ran faster. When the gingerbread man ran through the golden orchards, he came across a pig cutting straw. The pig said:

- Stop it, gingerbread man! I want to eat you!

But the gingerbread man kept running. The pig chased him jumping, but the gingerbread man ran faster. In the cool shade of the forest, a lamb was picking leaves. When he saw the gingerbread man, he said:

- Bee, bee! Stop it, gingerbread man! I want to eat you!

But the gingerbread man kept running. The lamb chased after him leaping, but the gingerbread man ran faster. Beyond, the gingerbread man could see a rippling river. He looked back over his shoulder and saw everyone who was chasing him:

- Paa! Paa! exclaimed the old woman

- Whoa, whoa! the duck squawked

- Oink! Oink! the pig growled

- Bee! Bee! - bleated the lamb

But the gingerbread man laughed and continued toward the river. Next to the river, he saw a fox. He said to the fox:

- I have fled from the old woman and the duck and the pig and the lamb. I can run from you too! Run, run, as soon as you can! You can't reach me I am the gingerbread man!

But the cunning fox smiled and said:

- Wait, gingerbread man. I'm your friend! I'll help you cross the river. Get on top of the tail!

The gingerbread man glanced back and saw the old woman, the duck, the pig and the lamb approaching. He threw himself on top of the fox's silky tail, and the fox swam out into the river. Halfway through, the fox asked him to lie on his back so that he would not get wet. And so he did. After a few more strokes, the fox said:

- Gingerbread man, the water is even deeper. Get on top of your head!

- Haha! They'll never catch up with me now, laughed the gingerbread man.

- You're right! the fox screeched.

The fox threw back his head, tossed the gingerbread man into the air, and dropped him into his mouth. With a loud crack, the fox ate the gingerbread man.

The old woman returned home and decided to bake a gingerbread cake instead.

Read the Gingerbread man story in English for children

FINISH

1. When does the gingerbread cookie come to life?

2. Who wanted to eat the gingerbread man?

3. What did the gingerbread man do to run away from those who wanted to eat him?

4. What is the end of the story?

5. Would you change the ending of the story?

What do you think, after the story, that we invite the children to the kitchen to prepare these delicious and classic gingerbread cookies? With these cookies you can not only enjoy a delicious snack, but also use them to decorate the tree or give them to loved ones. We tell you a very easy and quick recipe to make:

Ingredients for the gingerbread cookie:

    • 4 cups of flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 cup of butter at room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup of brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup of honey

We start by mixing the flour, ginger, yeast, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. In another bowl, mix and beat the butter with the sugar until a homogeneous mixture is achieved. We add the honey and the egg. We beat again. Add the first mixture and beat until a homogeneous dough is obtained. If the dough sticks too much to your fingers, add a little more wheat flour until it can be handled.

Put the dough in a closed plastic container and let it rest for about 3 hours. Then, roll out the dough with the help of a roll and start making the cookies with a cookie cutter or a gingerbread man mold. It is important to do it already in the source, on top of a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for about 15 minutes or until you see that they are golden brown.

The decoration can be done according to your creativity and desire, with sugar mixed with vegetable anilines. And Merry Christmas!

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