Gingerbread activities for big kids! I always have loved having a "Gingerbread Day" while teaching 4th grade, but I wanted the activities to be worthwhile and educational.
After your students complete their glyphs, hang them and discuss generalizations or conclusions you can make about your class!
Gingerbread CGI Problems
These problems are perfect for differentiation! Have students start with the first number in the parenthesis. If they can solve the problem easily, they should move on to the second number. The problems get harder as the students work. These problems are wonderful because all students are working on the “same” problem, but no one is shouting out “I’m DONE!”
Help! I’m Lost
This activity is a fun way to get your students out of their seats. You can use the gingerbread template and have your students make a gingerbread person and hide them somewhere in the school. Students can trade paragraphs and use clues to find their partner’s gingerbread person!
A real life application of math skills…doubling a recipe! This would be even more fun if you actually made the cookies!
I Am Poem
These poems are great to complete after you read a gingerbread book. You can have students write from the perspective of any character!
Gingerbread Character Map
These maps would be fantastic to use in a jigsaw activity where groups of different students read different versions of the gingerbread men.