Gingerbread Man Activities Thematic Unit

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Gingerbread Man Activities

This holiday season, bring the beloved stories of the Gingerbread Man to life with this thematic unit! This pack compiles all my favorite "ginger" activities together into one jam-packed unit so you can enjoy gingerbread in your classroom too!

It's the perfect unit to accompany any gingerbread stories! But, some of my favorites are:

"The Gingerbread Man"

"The Gingerbread Baby"

"The Gingerbread Pirates"

"The Gingerbread Cowboy"

"The Gingerbread Girl"
"The Gingerbread Boy Loose at School"


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Skills covered in this unit:

Reading and Writing



-Central message

-Story elements

-Using illustrations

-Verb endings (-ing)

-Adjectives and Adverbs


-Narrative Writing

-Reading Glyphs

-QR Code listening Station (comparing like stories)


-2 digit addition with/without regrouping

-2 digit subtraction with/without regrouping

-Solving word problems

-Solving two-step word problems

-Solving word problems with extra information

-Solving word problems with 3 addends



-Non- standard measurement

-Graphing and interpreting data


Here's What's in this Unit

-Gingerbread Man Resource Page (Links to all my favorite books, videos, and music for teaching this unit)

-Sweet Treats- set of printables that can be used with any “Gingerbread Man” story. Includes: story retell, compare and contrast, picture story papers, theme, story elements, color by sight words activity.

-Cookies on the Go- Verb endings activity

-Sweet Stories- Write your own version of “The Gingerbread Man”

-The History of Gingerbread- nonfiction reading with comprehension questions

-Gingerbread Man Glyphs- create your own Gingerbread Man Glyph

-Gingerbread Greetings- Gingerbread house greeting card

-Synonym Cookies- Synonym matching game- perfect to play as a class, then add to a center.

-Gingerbread Words- Adjectives and adverbs sort

-QR Code Listening Station- students use a device to scan and listen to different versions of “The Gingerbread Man”.

-Have a Cookie- Gingerbread cookie survey and graphing

-Sweet Measurement- non-standard measurement with

a gingerbread man!

-Cookie Math Hunt- “Read the Room” style addition and subtraction activity

Sweet Treats Candy Shop- Make your own gingerbread house by purchasing candy to decorate your house with

-Gum Drop Math- Double-digit addition/subtraction math game.

-Cinnamon Ornaments- recipe and directions for making delicious smelling ornaments with your class!



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Total Pages
82 pages
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Teaching Duration
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