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Here’s a super-fun
activity that you can do with your kiddos, after reading the story The Gingerbread Man.
I LOVED designing this writing and activity packet
and hope you have oodles of fun with your kiddo's doing these interesting things.
Beforehand, put up the wanted posters
in your room.
Run off the masters and put the notes, signs and clues
in a variety of places in your school: cafeteria, library, office, gym, whatever...
Get your principal, secretary, cafeteria staff, librarian... in on your adventure and give them a clue card
After reading the story, tell your students that you are going on an “ed-venture” looking for the gingerbread man
and to be on the lookout for clues of his where abouts.
As you arrive at the various destinations have adults say something like: "Oh no! You just missed him, but he left this clue!”
After you make the rounds, return to your classroom to find a note on your door that the gingerbread man left.
While you are gone, have a helper set up gingerbread or cookie treats for your kiddo's snack, and read the note(s) that the gingerbread man left.
I've also included 2 different class-made books
. For one, students write a page of their adventure, and on the other one, they tell where they’d run to if they were a gingerbread cookie and why they’d go there.
There are templates for students to do this separately or in groups
. They can draw pictures or take a photograph.
There's also a graphic organizer
, where students name their gingerbread man, draw a picture of him, then use adjectives to describe him.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy hunting for the run-away gingerbread man, as much as mine do.
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