This gingerbread-themed pack is full of sweet activities for kindergarten and first grade students. Begin with one of the many versions of the “gingerbread boy” stories, and extend the delicious story with these lessons!
Included: a book list, class book to make, individual gingerbread book to make, picture and word cards for the writing center, roll and color math practice, ten and twenty frames with word problems, math around the room (like Scoot!) for both kindergarten and first grade, reading response pages for several versions of the story, gingerbread poem, and guidelines for a glyph.
Page 4-5: Gingerbread book list.
Page 6-16: Reading response and vocabulary pages that students can complete with pictures or words or a combination.
Page 17-18: Create a class book after reading The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. Students think of places that the Gingerbread Baby could make friends, write their ideas, and illustrate.
Page 19-20: Roll, add and color with two dice or three dice.
Page 21-27: Ten and twenty frames, plus Common Core aligned word problems.
Page 28-32: Math around the room for kindergarten and first grade students to do
independently. Print and cut colored cards, and hang around the classroom.
Students solve the problem and record the answers on their answer sheet.
Page 33-37: These gingerbread word cards are perfect for a writing center, and include extra
words and ideas for students to use to extend the story in their writing.
Page 38-39: These pages can be copied to make shaped books for students to use to
write their own gingerbread stories.
Page 40-41: Students love making glyphs, and this one is adorable! First, have students go through
the instruction page and circle their answers. Then, each student can construct a
gingerbread person that is unique!
Page 42-50: This emergent reader is tons of fun for students to make and read. There are pages
that are complete with words and pictures, and there are blank pages, too. It’s your
choice! Students can color and read the book as made, or they can use their own
Page 51-56: A book about candy? Oh, yes! Students can use color words, or other descriptors to
make their books all their own. Sticky candy? Red candy? Delicious candy? Sure!
Page 57-58: Read and compare the main characters in different gingerbread stories.
Page 59: Hands down, the most loved poem in my classroom! We read in silly voices, and students
love to read and re-read!
Page 60-64: These little alphabet cards can be used in seasonal literacy centers or for independent work time. Students can simply match the lower case letters to the upper case letters. Or the cards can be used for memory games or alphabet “Go Fish.” Students who need additional letter/ sound practice can use them as basic flash cards. Cards can be arranged in pocket chart for letter display.