Run, run as fast as you can!
Find your button, Gingerbread Man!
Your students will love reading CVC words or identifying numbers to help the adorable cookie find his missing button!
CVC Version: Reinforces segmenting, blending, and reasoning skills.
Number Version: Reinforces Number Identification, Counting, and reasoning skills.
Cut out and laminate the Gingerbread cookies and the button. Place as many Gingerbread CVC words or Numbers as you want on your pocket chart.
You might start with just one or two word families if your students are just beginning to blend, or use more words and word families for a more advanced group of students. If you play the number version, you might only put up numbers to 10 or 20, or odd or even numbers. There are so many ways to differentiate this game! (Numbers 1-50 are provided.)
Hide the button behind one of the words or numbers without letting your students see. Say the rhyme and choose a child to read a word or number. Have that child come up and remove that card to see if the button is hidden there. Keep playing until someone finds it!
This game can be used whole group, as a small group center, or just to fill a couple of spare minutes during your day!