Hoping this little gingerbread man craft brings some extra smiles to your classroom! The gingerbread writing options are great for your literacy center and together they make a cute bulletin board!
Using the gingerbread man pattern:
- print on copy paper or white card stock; let students color
- cut brown construction paper to copy paper size and print
or copy on; let students decorate
- print on card stock to be used as a tracing pattern
Gumdrops have been provided to cut and glue on, but students can use colored construction paper or light weight buttons for decorating. Children can also use rick-rack from material, cut from paper, or even paint on instead.
On the cover example, brads were used to make him movable, but if you’re working with smaller children or don’t have any on hand, he can either be glued together alone or onto another piece of paper.
Three decorative writing papers are included. Ideas for writing:
- Gingerbread House Paper - If I lived in a gingerbread house…
- Gingerbread Man with Candy Cane Paper - Pretend you're the gingerbread
man and persuade those chasing you to eat something else…
- Running Gingerbread Man Paper - If you were a gingerbread man
where would you run to? Who would you see on your way?
This gingerbread pattern was taken from my Gingerbread Gems resource. *The writing suggestions and papers are unique to each offering.
**Update includes sequencing cards (in color) for the story and a printable (line art) page for students to practice sequencing. It also includes character cards in color and line art for use in your writing center.
If you are looking for additional gingerbread activities, please take a look:
Looking for more winter themed resources?
Winter Writing Center Activities
Mitten and Snowball Compound Words Center
SNOW Fact and Opinion Task Cards
Winter VERB Task Cards
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