I read the traditional story of the gingerbread boy to my students and we listen to it on tape. After they've heard that, I read them The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. As a follow up activity, the children cut out a gingerbread baby and we bake them in our toaster oven during center time. When it's time to eat them, the children are instructed to take only one bite and then go to the discussion circle. The children graph which body part they ate first. After the graph is discussed, the children are allowed to go back and gobble up their cookies.