When assembled the gingerbread is about 50 inches tall.
I have done this project for years with my students at different grade levels. This is the one I made for my 4th graders to review some of the math we have done this year and create something fun for the winter holidays.
The math pages include a variety of multiplication, division, comparison problems, subtraction, addition, place value, rounding, fractions, factors and multiples. I wanted my students to have something that was comprehensive to keep thinking and applying what we have done in class. The writing pages are blank lined pages to allow for opinion writing, informational writing or other writing forms that I think they would benefit from. We usually spend several days doing a page or two at a time and then take a "celebration" day to assemble and color the gingerbread man.
This file contains:
1 page with a diagram to assemble and directions.
1 page with helpful hints
2 hat pieces (Math) to cut out and glue together (left and right side)
2 head pieces (Math) to cut out and glue together (left and right side)
2 belly pieces with lines for writing paper (left and right side).
2 thigh pieces with lines for writing paper (left and right thigh)
2 arms (Math) (left and right)
2 boots (Math) (left and right)
8 full size pages of answers to the math
2 hat pieces blank (left and right side)
2 head pieces blank (left and right side)
2 belly pieces with lines for writing paper (left and right side)
2 thigh pieces with lines for writing paper (left and right side)
2 arms blank (left and right)
2 boots blank (left and right)
I can be a time consuming project but so much fun. I suggest you take a page or two to complete over a few days and assemble pages as you go. My kids love to color it the day before winter break. We always spread out on the floor to color it which is definitely part of the fun.
To assemble the gingerbread man:
1) Print the individual pages.
2) Math: After completed cut around the outside of the image along the bold lines. Leave the grey rectangles to apply the glue. Remember you need this grey tab to attach pages to.
3) I like to do the two hat pieces, cut them and glue them together using the grey tabs. Then, I complete the two head pieces, cut them and glue them together. Attach the completed hat and head. It gets quite large.
4) Next, I do the two ELA pages which I have the students write a rough draft and publish two winter or holiday pieces to publish onto their gingerbread man. Cut the belly pieces and thigh pieces to make the ELA paper. Attach the head/hat pieces.
5) Finally, continue with the arms and legs (math pages). Cut them out and glue using the grey boxes as guides to place the glue and attach the limbs.
6) Once assembled we color the gingerbread man. It is very large when complete.
The kids always love doing this project and I now have siblings looking forward to doing it in my class.
I wanted to get this out for this year in case it helps anybody as we rush to prepare for the holidays. Please let me know if there are any errors and I will correct it as quickly as possible. Thank you.