Since 2D shapes and spatial directions are a Common Core Standard, I decided to design a quick, easy and fun emergent reader, with a gingerbread theme.
Students read the simple sentences, add end punctuation, trace and write the spatial direction words (above, under, beside, left, right, between) and then color, cut and glue the gingerbread cookie to the appropriate place.
The cookies are in 2D shapes.
When everyone is done, read as a whole group to cover concepts of print.
I've also included a "Where's the Gingerbread Man?" game to further reinforce spatial directions.
I'm Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your little ones enjoy running with the gingerbread man.