The Gingerbread Man story written in a simple and comprehensive way for children in pre-k, kindergarten and first grade.
This traditional story has been told in many different ways. I rewrote this particular version to make it more age appropriate (4-6yrs) and easier to use in class.
You can use it in the reading/literacy center, as an emergent reader, for group reading or as a read aloud. It is also appropriate for a great story sequence activity.
You can print it or use with your laptop, projector or Ipad in class.
The little old woman decides to make a gingerbread man for lunch. The gingerbread man escapes when the oven opens. While running, he meets a cow, a horse and a pig who want to eat him as well. He runs and meets a fox who tricks him and eventually eats him.
As odd as the story of the gingerbread man is, it has important hidden meanings that can be discussed with the children. I have researched the meaning a lot and found many different interpretations as well as many different versions of the story itself.
Some interesting links to check out about the meaning:
Zach Kopinski's Blog
Teaching Children Philosophy
This packet has been revised for more Gingerbread Man fun! Now also includes:
- A student's individual story book (color, cut&bind the pages!)
- 2 craftivities : A story wheel to retell the Gingerbread Man story and a handprint craft: "I got you Gingerbread Man!"
- Story response sheets
- Literacy and Math
- Cut&Paste activities
- Gingerbread Man themed writing papers for the children to use in projects at school or at home.
Previous buyers can re-download the revised file with all the new activities for free by going to "My purchases".
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Hope you enjoy this in class or at home!