1-2-3 Come Do A Gingerbread Man Craftivity With Me
This “flip-the-flap” storytelling craft, is a super-fun way to practice the sequencing & retelling a story standards, using the popular tale of the “Gingerbread Man”
Simply run the fox pattern off on orange or brown construction paper.
Students trim & add a few highlights with crayons.
I purposely did not number the pages, so you can check comprehension, when students sequence the story.
Besides the black & white patterns, I’ve also included colorful ones, so that you can quickly & easily make an example to share.
Since there are two versions of the fairy tale, I’ve also included page options with both endings of the story, as well as a gingerbread man pattern, to use as an extra manipulative.
As children finish retelling the story, I thought it would be fun for them to place the gingerbread man inside the fox’s mouth, to tell the version where the cookie is eaten, then hold the gingerbread man and have him scamper off, to explain that he escapes in the other story.
My students absolutely love this "finishing touch", which really adds to the "way cool" cuteness factor.
To check comprehension & further reinforce the sequence of the story, older students can explain “What Happened?” on the writing prompt worksheet.
When everyone's done, have children pick a partner and take turns telling the story of “The Gingerbread Man” to each other.
We sometimes do this sort of thing with our older reading buddies.
Today's featured FREEBIE isa set of gingerbread-themed "Parts of Speech" posters.
It's all Christmas related, so especially fun, at the same tiime exhausting.
Wishing you a "merry & bright" day.
"Christmas isn't a season; it's a feeling." -Edna Ferber