My pre-k students really enjoy the fact that they can go to Library Center and pick up a book to read by themselves. I made this very simple gingerbread counting book for just that purpose.
Number Gingerbread Man Book
I read the book to my students during guided reading, and I also had gingerbread cookies for them to count. They placed the correct amount of cookies on each laminated page of the book. I also found a great song on iTunes by Tiana called "The Gingerbread Men." The song counts backwards from 5 and includes a pretty neat rhyming pattern. One additional thing that I did with the song was to give my students gingerbread number cards. Throughout the song, as each gingerbread man got eaten the student holding that number gave it to me.