The Gingerbread Man

Rated 4.86 out of 5, based on 164 reviews
164 Ratings
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
Formats Included
  • PDF
79 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT

What educators are saying

I liked this resource. It was a good addition to what I already have and helped to fill in the gaps of what I was missing. Great organization and plenty in the unit to choose from.
My students liked the activities in this set. They looked forward to using these resources daily while doing our Gingerbread Unit.


Every year, I look forward to reading different versions of the gingerbread story. It is always a hit with my students.

The gingerbread story is perfect for practice with retelling, identifying character traits, and comparing and contrasting. This pack includes resources to address these skills, and more!

Since there are so many versions of this beloved folktale, I have made the materials contained in this packet to be used with any version of the story. There are no book titles referenced on any of the student pages so that you can use the activities how you like, with the book of your choosing. I have included suggestions for use, but as with any teaching resource, be sure to use the materials to meet your needs.

The following is included in this unit:
*Suggested Reading List
*Suggestions for Use
*Character Traits Graphic Organizer (gingerbread character and fox)
*Character Traits Craftivity (gingerbread character and fox)
*Gingerbread Discussion Cards (includes questions for stories with a fox, questions for stories without a fox, and blank cards for students to write their own questions)
*Gingerbread Discussion Recording page (use this to hold your students accountable during their discussions of the text)
*One Page Story Maps (includes BME organizer and *Somebody/Wanted/But/So/Then organizer)
*Retell Hat Craftivity (beginning, middle, end)
*Retell Flap Books (includes three options: BME, BME with character and setting flaps, and Somebody/Wanted/But/So/Then)
*Venn Diagram
*Comparison Statements recording page (students use info from *Venn Diagram to write statements comparing the stories)
*The Gingerbread _____ Narrative Writing Prompt (includes prewriting organizer and two sets of writing paper to choose from)
*Which Story is Better? Opinion Writing Prompt (includes class graph option, prewriting organizer, and two sets of lined writing paper)
*Disguise a Gingerbread Friend Project (for use in class or as a take home project)

Be sure to check out the preview file to see what’s included!
Total Pages
79 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up