Have your students pretend to become the gingerbread man and fill in the blanks on the girl or boy writing prompt page. To make things more believable, and to practice research skills, encourage students to include factual information about the place they want to run to, using lots of description in their "ed-venture".
Have students do a rough draft and underline their adjectives to make sure they have enough. To help explain what you want your students to do, I've included a completed sample.
After which time it will be up-dated and put in a Gingerbread Literacy Packet in my TpT shop.
Click on the link to have a look at the new, 95-page Gingerbread Man Literacy Packet. For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW here.