Gingerbread stories are a great focus for December in the classroom. They are engaging while also fitting into fairytale standards (along with many others.)
Our students always love exploring different versions of The Gingerbread Boy. Reading different versions and completing some of our created activities can be a great way to add something fun to your classroom during the holiday season that still touches upon many standards!
You can download the complete, free collection by clicking on the bold, green wording towards the bottom of this post.
Some of the pages included are described below:
Gingerbread Man Story Map Two versions, one complete with a word bank!
Gingerbread Visualization Practice Students draw the Gingerbread Man and use words to describe what he looks like.
Gingerbread Compare & Contrast Students compare two versions of gingerbread stories.
Gingerbread Character Traits Students tell about the inside of the character.
Gingerbread Chart Students complete the chart to show the differences between many different versions of the story.
The True Story of the Gingerbread Man Students write their own version of the story using our decorative paper.
Synonym Practice Students write and draw a picture to match the synonyms from the story. We have also included matching cards to accompany this activity.
Gingerbread Words Students create their own words using the letters from “gingerbread.”
Build a Gingerbread Man Students take turns rolling a die to create their own Gingerbread Man in this partner game. (Simpler version included)
Gingerbread Story Problems These problems ask students to draw a picture to solve. Three pages are included.
Gingerbread Graph Give students a gingerbread cookie and have them take a bite. Create a graph showing which part was eaten first. Conclude the activity with our Gingerbread Graph Questions.
You will also find blank book pages for students to write their own gingerbread story.
You can download the complete collection here: Activities for the Gingerbread Man and Other Stories
We are sharing a few of our favorite versions of the gingerbread man below. These contain affiliate links.
You might also be interested in the following free activities
Gingerbread Man Sequencing & Fluency
Gingerbread Man Read It, Write It Draw It Scrambled Sentences
Fairytale Unit of Study