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Gingerbread Stories

Gingerbread stories are a great theme to focus on in your December classroom. 

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This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.

Trying to figure out how to teach gingerbread stories in your classroom?

We have many suggestions and engaging activities.

We love that gingerbread boy and girl books can be a unit of study that is fun to weave engaging activities into.

Our free gingerbread resources are the perfect place to start when planning your gingerbread unit!

We love gingerbread stories because they are engaging while also fitting into fairy tale standards (along with many others.)

Our students always love exploring different versions of The Gingerbread Boy. 

Start by reading different versions. Then, complete some of our created activities.

You will find resources focused on standards along with activities to add fun to your learning.

You can download the complete, free collection by clicking on the bold, green wording towards the bottom of this post.

FREEBIE Gingerbread Stories Activities for math and literacy | unit of study from The Curriculum Corner | gingerbread man | fairtytales

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.

Compare & Contrast  Students compare two versions of gingerbread stories.

Gingerbread Character Traits  Students tell about the inside of the character.

FREE Collection for Gingerbread Stories Activities for math and literacy | unit of study from The Curriculum Corner | gingerbread man | fairtytales

Gingerbread Chart  Students complete the chart. They will show the differences between 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 for this activity.

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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. This is a 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.  Wrap up 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 Gingerbread Stories 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.

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Tuesday 11th of December 2012

I love this unit! I do a similar one with my kinders. Thanks for sharing!

Jill & Cathy

Tuesday 11th of December 2012

Thanks so much for visiting, Karen. We just checked out your blog -!

Lessons In Homeschooling

Monday 26th of November 2012

Thanks for the gingerbread men ideas. My kids were just talking about wanting to make some gingerbread cookies and this will work well with our theme this week.