The pajamas, combined my favorite gingerbread men with the five-year-olds interest in ninjas.
And later by chance I came across this delightful book and a cookie mix (and cookie cutters to go with it).
I was not aware of this book and since it was published in 2016, I felt I had missed something fun. The book is read aloud in the Story Train series on YouTube at https://youtu.be/nRaxlAjp7bE. And the book itself is available from a number of retailers (and through online retailers as well).
A fellow librarian posted a bit of information on a professional website, telling about this cookie kit she found at the Aldis store in her community. I found it at several locations online, including at Party City where it was actually on holiday clearance for less that 50% of its original price. My local Party City had ONE left. I managed to get it and felt like I had snagged a prize.
So my plans began. I gathered the several traditional versions of the Gingerbread Boy/Man story, and a few of the related fractured versions and ...
Now I just have to plan some fun with the Ninjabread Man. Please share some of your fun with this series of books.