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Our free gingerbread man activities for elementary students are sure to get kids in the holiday spirit! Dive into this holiday classic with these fun printables.
The sights and smells of Christmas often include gingerbread. Whether your kids are making gingerbread houses or baking gingerbread cookies, now is the perfect time to read your favorite Gingerbread Man story.
Then, print out the free printables included in this post (scroll to the bottom to download them) for some book-based holiday fun.
This free book-based printable is perfect for the holidays, and it’s packed with activities your kids will love when paired with your favorite version of the story.
Gingerbread Man Activities for Elementary
There are several activities included in this printable pack. Keep reading to learn all about the activities included:
- gingerbread man read-aloud pages
- gingerbread man word search
- Roll a Gingerbread Man game
- How to Catch the Gingerbread Man writing prompt
- Gingerbread Man story sequencing craft
Remember, you can download your free activities at the end of this post!
Gingerbread man Read-Aloud
The first activity in this pack is a Gingerbread Man read-aloud. It includes a cover page and three pages of story. You can print these on two-pages back to back and staple in the top corner.
You can also print two to a page. Cut the pages apart and staple down the side to create a mini-book for your kids to read.
Gingerbread Man Word Search
Kids will enjoy hunting for gingerbread man vocabulary words with this one-page Gingerbread Man word search.
If you want to make the activity reusable, print it and laminate it. Then, let kids complete it with dry erase markers.
Once they’ve completed the activity, you can wipe it clean to be used again year after year.
Roll a Gingerbread Man Game
This gingerbread man game can be played individually or in small groups. All you’ll need is one instruction page per group, a dice for each player, and a game page for each player.
Print and laminate the instruction page. Provide one for each student or group participating.
Each child will roll a die and count the dots. Then, they’ll use the instruction page to determine which part of their gingerbread man to add to their gingerbread man game board.
The first person to complete his or her gingerbread man is the winner.
how to catch a gingerbread man writing
Print one writing page for each child. You can laminate this to make it reusable, if you’d like.
Children will write a short story telling how they’d catch the gingerbread man. You may print extra pages for those who need more writing space, or they can can continue writing on the back of the page.
Gingerbread Man Story Sequencing Pictures
This story sequencing activity is sure to be a hit with your kids! You can watch the gingerbread man activities video above to see it in action.
I suggest printing both pages on cardstock. It’s sturdier and more durable than printer paper, and your kids are going to have a blast retelling the story.
Follow the directions on the page to cut out the sequencing pictures, put the sequencing pictures in order, and then use the gingerbread man puppet to tell the story from beginning to end.
my favorite versions of the gingerbread man story
Fill your book basket with a great collection of The Gingerbread Man variations. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
More gingerbread Fun
- Gingerbread Books for Preschool
- Gingerbread Man Printable Characters
- Gingerbread Man Count and Graph Worksheets
- Gingerbread Sequencing Mat
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES
Your toddler or preschooler is going to have a ton of fun playing and learning and playing with this felt Gingerbread cookie set! It’s a wonderful alternative to hard plastic play food.
Boost fine motor and early STEM skills as kids build sweet structures with sticks, swirls, gumdrops, and more with this Candy Construction Building Set.
This Christmas, preschoolers can practice sequencing with this 3-step gingerbread sequencing mat. Available in both color and line art.
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