Write, write, write, as fast as you can. It's time to make your own gingerbread man!
A true 2-in-1 descriptive writing activity and holiday craft. Everything you need is included!
"Have You Seen My Gingerbread Kid?" is a kid-thrilling activity that's as much thorough writing lesson as it is easy-to-teach, darling craft project.
Here's How It Works:
1. Students choose from many accessories on printable templates to make unique gingerbread kids, with their choice of several fun accessories, like Red Hot buttons, candy corn bows, and licorice rope hair!
2. You use clear and complete lesson plans to teach children to describe their gingerbread person in writing.
3. The lesson concludes with an activity in which students match written descriptions to one another's gingerbread characters.
This Activity Pack Makes Your Job Easy (And Their Job Fun!) By Including:
1. Three printable templates for creating male or female gingerbread characters with fun candy accessories.
2. Clear lesson plans for the writing activity, including discussion prompts.
3. Printable fill-in-the-blank prompts for early writers.
4. "Color Thesaurus" to help writers use greater word variety (multi-use!)
5. Complete writing samples for beginner, intermediate, and advanced writers (approximately 1st, 3rd, and 5th-grade levels) to use for modeling. (Be sure to download the preview to check out excerpts from each writing sample.)
6. Fully-illustrated instructions for creating the gingerbread creations (post them on a tv or SmartBoard and focus on helping students, not repeating directions).
7. Multi-use lined sheets (thin and very wide rule) for final drafts.
8. Large-scale sample of finished product.
9. Meets Common Core Writing standards related to writing explanatory texts, conveying ideas clearly, and using illustrations to aid in comprehension.
"Have You Seen My Gingerbread Kid?" is a true 2-in-1 activity. The detailed lesson plans help you teach a meaningful lesson in descriptive writing, while the craft is an activity all kids love. The finished products and writing are pieces that parents love to keep.
Students will love reading their descriptions while their classmates try to match them to the corresponding gingerbread kid. These are excellent pieces to show off on hallway bulletin boards, too!
Together, all activities yield a minimum of three hours instruction time, and I'm confident you'll want to use it year after year.
Thanks and happy teaching!
Have You Seen My Gingerbread Kid?
by Eve Perlman
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License