December 2015 Song of the Month
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Four Gingerbread Cookies





 

 

CLICK HERE for the printable lyrics  and instructions. (PDF)
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In 2009 I offered Four Little Paper Dolls as the free song of the month, and this is a seasonal variation. On the printable lyrics you’ll find patterns and directions for making your own “gingerbread cookie paper dolls" to use with this song. You can make as many sets as you want and let kids decorate them themselves with crayons.
There's also a larger pattern for a “teacher/librarian” model.

Either way, follow the instructions below as you sing the song.
Begin song with paper gingerbread cookies open, showing four. As each verse is sung, fold one on the end back against the others, so it’s a fan fold. When you get to the third verse, only one cookie will be visible. For last verse open them all up. There is instrumental time in the recorded song which should allow you (or children) time to open or close the cookies.

Four Gingerbread Cookies

Four Gingerbread Cookies
Four gingerbread cookies in a row
One said, “Sorry, but I have to go”

Three gingerbread cookies in a row
One said, “Sorry, but I have to go”

Two gingerbread cookies in a row
One said, “Sorry, but I have to go”

One gingerbread cookies said, “Where are my friends?”
They all came back….. And this is the end