This “flip-the-flap” storytelling craft
, is a super-fun way to practice the sequencing & retelling
a story standards, using the popular tale of the “Gingerbread Man”
Simply run the fox
pattern off on orange or brown construction paper.
Students trim & add a few highlights with crayons.
The “head” of the fox, is the “cover” of the booklet that flips up to reveal 6 oval pages,
which feature graphics that help students recall the story, so they can retell the tale.
I purposely did not number the pages, so you can check comprehension
when students sequence
Children color, cut & sequence
the oval-shaped pages into a little booklet, which is then glued to the fox’s face, making it a “flip-the-flap” activity.
Besides the black & white patterns, I’ve also included colorful
templates, so you can quickly & easily make an example
Since there are two versions of the fairy tale
, I’ve also included page options with both endings
of the story, as well as a gingerbread man
pattern, to use as an extra manipulative
As children finish retelling
the story, I thought it would be fun for them to place the gingerbread man
inside the fox’s mouth, to tell the version where the cookie is eaten, then hold the gingerbread man and have him scamper off, to explain that he escapes
in the other story.
For writing practice
, have students complete the extra “last” page, where children circle
the ending they liked best, then explain why
To check comprehension
& further reinforce the sequence
of the story, older students can explain “What Happened?”
on the writing prompt worksheet
When everyone is done, have children pick a partner
and take turns telling “The Gingerbread Man”
story to each other.
We sometimes do this sort of thing with our older reading buddies
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a fun-filled time keeping up with the gingerbread man.
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