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Gingerbread Man Exchange

Gingerbread Man Exchange

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My website started organizing a gingerbread man exchange 10 years ago. It's a great way to teach kids at their own place in the world versus others and geography or have writing/craft incorporation into a Gingerbread Man Unit. This year I'm opening up registration to groups and different grade levels. Each group can add their own spin on the exchange. Each class or group creates 20-25 Gingerbread Men and writes a letter about their group/area/school. Group leaders/teachers will mail one gingerbread man and one letter to each class/group listed on the exchange list I provide on December 4th. Gingerbread Men should be sent by December 11th. One gingerbread man will stay with you to start your collection. You should receive one from each person on your list.
We've had lots of positive experiences in the past and I hope this year is great too. Please think about joining. www.barrbunch.com

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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia

Hi Jen, what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it with the Edutopia community. :-)

MaestraElena's picture
Primary school teacher, Verona, Italy

Hello Jen
Your idea IS fantastic! I would like to join it with my students from Italy.
They are starter English learners and we are just reading THE GINGERBREADMAN story, it could be a great experience. Do you think IS it possibile?
Thank you for sharing it

Dan Callahan's picture
Dan Callahan
Professional Learning Specialist, Edcamper, Graduate Professor

Thanks Jen! I'm sharing this with my teachers.

Jen Barr's picture
Jen Barr
Instructional Technologist

I do think it's possible. We are having lots of people from all age and ability ranges this year, so I'm very excited!

Jen Barr's picture
Jen Barr
Instructional Technologist

Dan - please do! This is one of the highlights of my year. Share anywhere!

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