Who doesn't love gingerbread? It's related to the beloved holiday Christmas, the cookies smell yummy in the oven...Gingerbread is a perfect theme to build activities around and I've created a unit to help you do just that! It's perfect to accompany your reading of the Gingerbread Man/Boy/Girl or the decoration of gingerbread houses. It has some literature related activities; all the activities are gingerbread themed. I did include however an original interactive emergent reader that could be used for the literature portion if you wished.
This is my largest enrichment activity unit by far, over 150 pages of Gingerbread Fun! Please take a good look at the preview download, as it shows all the goodies you'll receive with this unit. It contains 16 Balanced Literacy and Math Centers, printables, an interactive reader, and more. Each center is aligned to Common Core Standards for First Grade, but many Kinder Standards are met also. Here are the specific contents:
Literacy Enrichment Activities:
~Original, Interactive Emergent Reader (Story Retell)
~Sly Fox Adjective Hunt (Describing Items from Story)
~Balancing Gingerbread Men (Alphabet Letter Matching)
~Gingerbread Mix-up (Spelling Sight Words)
~Real or Not So Much? (Determining Real/Nonsense Words)
~Thumbs-Up Rhymes (Rhyming Words)
~Gingerbread Sounds (Beginning Sounds)
~ABC Story Trace (Upper/Lowercase Alphabet Tracing Cards)
~Gingerbread Making Words (Provided with entire alphabet of Gingerbread Letter Cards!)
Math Enrichment Activities:
~Cookies in the Oven (Addition Facts to 20)
~Teasing Fox Tens Frames (Tens Frames Counting)
~Catch Me if You Can Counting (Counting by 10's)
~Cookie Counting (Counting by 10's)
~Cookie Shape Hunt (Shape Recognition)
~Candy Comparing (Greater Than/Less Than)
~Time for Fun (Time to the Hour/Half-Hour)
~True or False (Balanced Equations)
Finally, the unit ends with a packet of Math and Balanced Literacy printables to use with your kiddos. They contain Bubble, Circle, Tree Maps and Story Element Graphic Organizers. There's a Word Search, Draw Yourself as a Gingerbread Man, Even/Odd Recognition, and so much more! There are 18 printables in addition to all the centers mentioned above.
Other pluses of Gingerbread Fun include:
~Each center comes with a recording sheet and student directions card. The card also has an "I Can" statement in kid-friendly language.
~Adjective Poster to display
~Common Core Aligned (see below)
~Cute Clip Art from local TpT'ers
~Task Cards that only need two cuts...No cutting all around cards!
You won't be disappointed with this HUGE bundle of Gingerbread Fun; there's so much interaction, engagement, and learning fun included your kids will just love it too. Please take a look at the preview for a closer look at all 152 pages you'll receive...
Aligned with the Following Common Core Standards:
1.NBT.1, 1.OA.6, 1.G.1, 1.NBT.3, 1.MD.3, 1.OA.7, 1.RF.3, 1.RF.3b