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These printable activities will take young learners through the story of Hansel and Gretel with a focus on early math and literacy skills.
Who wouldn’t want to come upon a candy-covered house in the woods? I know my daughter would! That’s why she always loved Hansel and Gretel when she was younger. She liked how protective Hansel was. She loved that they were smart enough to drop breadcrumbs. And, she loved that Hansel and Gretel were smart enough to outthink the witch.
Hansel and Gretel
After reading Hansel and Gretel with your little ones and completing some of the activity pages below, choose one or more of these activities to bring the story to life.
- Print out this fun candy cottage maze.
- Kids can make their own cardboard gingerbread houses.
- Use cardstock to print out these Hansel and Gretel finger puppets.
- Kids will love using gumdrops to make 3D sculptures.
- Here’s a fun printable that kids can decorate with candy.
- Have kids draw a map showing how Hansel and Gretel could find their way out of the woods.
- The Brothers Grimm are from Germany. Take some time to learn more about Germany.
- Make a cake house to decorate.
More “Hansel and Gretel” Storybooks
There are many different versions of this story in book and video form. That makes this a fun book to introduce Venn diagrams, if you haven’t already. Choose two different storybook versions, or compare/contrast a book with a video. Kids will love picking up on the minor plot changes in the different versions.
Grab Your Printable
This free printable is packed with tons of fun activities for kiddos in grades K-2.
Inside you’ll find the following activities:
- ABC order
- Compound word match
- Number mazes
- Handwriting practice
- Odds and evens
- and so much more!
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