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Gingerbread Reading and Writing Craftivities

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Here’s a super-fun activity that you can do with your kiddos, after reading the story The Gingerbread Man.

gingerbread activities, gingerbread crafts, gingerbread games, gingerbread writing prompts, common core gingerbread, color activities,  color gamesI LOVED designing "Gingerbread on the Run" a writing- activity packet, and hope you have oodles of fun with your kiddo's doing these interesting things.

Beforehand, put up the wanted posters in your room.

Run off the masters and put the notes, signs and clues in a variety of places in your school: cafeteria, library, office, gym, whatever...

Get your principal, secretary, cafeteria staff, librarian... in on your adventure and give them a clue card.

After reading the story, tell your students that you are going on an “ed-venture” looking for the gingerbread man and to be on the lookout for clues of his where abouts.

As you arrive at the various destinations have adults say something like: "Oh no! You just missed him, but he left this clue!”

After you make the rounds, return to your classroom to find a note on your door that the gingerbread man left.

gingerbread activities, gingerbread crafts, gingerbread games, gingerbread writing prompts, common core gingerbread, color activities,  color games While you are gone, have a helper set up gingerbread or cookie treats for your kiddo's snack, and read the note(s) that the gingerbread man left.

I've also included 2 different class-made books. For one, students write a page of their adventure, and on the other one, they tell where they’d run to if they were a gingerbread cookie and why they’d go there.

There are templates for students to do this separately or in groups. They can draw pictures or take a photograph.

gingerbread activities, gingerbread crafts, gingerbread games, gingerbread writing prompts, common core gingerbread, color activities,  color gamesThere's also a graphic organizer, where students name their gingerbread man, draw a picture of him, then use adjectives to describe him.

Sweet Colors is a wonderful way to review colors and color words, and is a nice addition to your other gingerbread activities.

gingerbread activities, gingerbread crafts, gingerbread games, gingerbread writing prompts, common core gingerbread, color activities,  color gamesI've included an emergent reader booklet, with two cover options, where students read the simple sentences, trace and write the color words, then color the gingerbread cookies, as well as the open-letter words that matching color.

There’s also a "Spin to Win" bookmark - coloring game, plus a“Match the color to the word” worksheet.  Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to have a look at Gingerbread Colors.

gingerbread activities, gingerbread crafts, gingerbread games, gingerbread writing prompts, common core gingerbread, color activities,  color gamesToday's FREEBIE features a pair of gingerbread "sliders".  They are a quick, easy and fun way to practice and whole-group assess, a variety of standards. 

Such as: sequencing numbers from 1-10, counting backwards, skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s, upper and lowercase letters, as well as 2D shapes.

gingerbread activities, gingerbread crafts, gingerbread games, gingerbread writing prompts, common core gingerbread, color activities,  color gamesWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Time to switch gears and get ready for a baby shower. 

This will make our 7th grandchild!  Feeling very blessed.  Wishing you a love-filled day.

"Having a baby is a life-changer.  It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day." -Tayor Hanson

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