The Runaway Cookies

Author unknown

The cookie jar people
Hopped out one night
When the cookie jar lid
Was not on tight.

T
he gingerbread man
Opened his raisin eyes
And looked about In great surprise.

T
he frosted bunny
Twinkled his nose
And danced around
On his cookie toes.


The sugary duck
Began to quack
And shake the sugar
Off his back.


The cinnamon bear
Could only grunt
For he was too fat
To do a stunt.


The coconut lamb
Jumped up so high
That his little white tail
Flew toward the sky.

T
hey were all so happy
To be at play
That they danced and danced
And danced away.


They danced away
So very far
That they never came back
To the cookie jar.


Presentation Idea:
I have created flannel board pieces for this poem (a cookie jar and a cookie cutter sized cookie shapes)

Homemade Gingerbread

Author unknown

Stir a bowl of gingerbread

Smooth and spicy brown.
Roll it with the rolling pin
Up and up and down.

With a cookie cutter
Make some little men.
Put them in the oven
Until half past ten.

Presentation Idea;
I wear my gingerbread baker's hat & apron and bring in all the items mentioned in the poem (ie. bowl, mixing spoon, rolling pin, cookie cutter, cinnamon stick, and little gingerbread cookie). After I act out the poem, the children do the same and pretend to use their items to make their homemade gingerbread!


Gingerbread Children

by Ilo Orleans

Gingerbread children
Stand in a row--
Very good children
Always, you know.
They 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 still,
They're good to eat!