Final Project: The Little Gingerbread Man [Remixed]

Once upon a time, there was a little old couple who lived in a cabin in the woods near a rocky, quick-flowing river. The little old woman asked her husband what he would like for dinner that night, and he was feeling exceptionally festive. They decided to celebrate Christmas early by making holiday treats and cookies. The little old man was especially excited for the gingerbread men cookies. They had always been his favorite to eat as a child.

Because the little old woman loved her husband, she made the biggest batch of gingerbread cookie dough. She rolled it flat and cut it in the shape of a gingerbread man. After cutting out his shape, the little old woman went to decorate the little gingerbread man. Luckily, she made a video below on how to decorate the best gingerbread man! She hoped her children and grandchildren would follow in her footsteps up cookie decoration.

 

After decorating the gingerbread man with his mouth, eyes, and buttons, the little old woman placed him on a cookie sheet and then into the oven to bake. The little old man could hardly contain himself as he smelled the sweet ginger coming in from the kitchen.

When the gingerbread man was done, the little old woman opened the door of the oven, her husband waiting impatiently behind her, ready to sink his teeth in. But, before she could take him out, the Little Gingerbread Man jumped up off the cookie sheet, ran through the kitchen and out the door!

He cried loudly,”Don’t eat me!” as the little old couple followed him out the door. In his head, the Little Gingerbread Man played his theme song loudly. Only this could give him the energy and motivation to run as fast as he could.

After chasing the Little Gingerbread Man for some minutes, the Little Gingerbread Man stopped and turned to face the little old couple. They were shocked, stopping mid stride as well.

“Come closer,” the Little Gingerbread Man said. The little old couple was confused, and in their confusion they approached the Little Gingerbread Man. Suddenly, smack, crunch, crack! The Little Gingerbread Man ate the little old couple! (What?!)

In the distance, a farmyard of pigs and cows turned around just in time to witness the Little Gingerbread Man eating the little old couple. Mr. Pig and Mrs. Cow started toward the Little Gingerbread Man. The Little Gingerbread Man started to run again as fast as he could crying loudly, “Don’t eat me!” as Mr. Pig and Mrs. Cow followed him across the field.

After chasing the Little Gingerbread Man for some minutes, the Little Gingerbread Man stopped and turned to Mr. Pig and Mrs. Cow. They were shocked, stopping mid stride as well.

“Come closer,” the Little Gingerbread Man said. Mr. Pig and Mrs. Cow were confused, and in their confusion they approached the Little Gingerbread Man. Suddenly, smack, crunch, crack! The Little Gingerbread Man ate Mr. Pig and Mrs. Cow!

In the distance, the police pack of foxes turned around just in time to witness the Little Gingerbread Man eating Mr. Pig and Mrs. Cow. Chief Foxy started toward the Little Gingerbread Man. The Little Gingerbread Man started to run again as fast as he could crying loudly, “Don’t eat me!” as Chief Foxy followed him toward the river.

After chasing the Little Gingerbread Man for some minutes, the Little Gingerbread Man stopped and turned to Chief Foxy. Staring each other done, the mental battle lasted some minutes. Suddenly, the Little Gingerbread Man leaped with all his might and energy across the raging river. By some act of the Cookie Gods, the Little Gingerbread Man landed safely on the other side in one piece, not a crumb out of place.

Chief Foxy had a childhood fear of water and swimming. She sadly watched the Little Gingerbread Man run off into the distance, avoiding capture and questioning. Returning to the station, Chief Foxy drafted a wanted poster for the Little Gingerbread Man, hoping to catch him soon.

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However, the Little Gingerbread Man was quick and smart. He had already drafted his escape plan during the last few minutes of baking within the oven. His travel itinerary was set. He would be safe and sound in Milan for many years to come.

**To see how the elements of this Digital Story were created see my blog post here for tutorials and explanation.

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