Gingerbread Man Activities for Kindergarten
Are you looking for some fun gingerbread activities for your kindergarten centers? Well, you will find some learning fun with a Gingerbread Man theme right here! Students will have fun practicing various math and literacy skills during your center or station time with these fun, thematic centers!
Gingerbread Man activities are, of course, great for the month of December and the Christmas season. However, you could even use these Gingerbread Man centers throughout the year, too!
Side Note: There are fun Gingerbread Man books that are not Christmas-themed! I’ll link some ideas at the end of this blog post…
Okay, back to centers! I am so excited about these gingerbread unit activities!
Gingerbread Centers – Literacy
Kindergarten students will love these centers that feature our favorite gingerbread characters!
Your little learners will have so much fun while practicing important grade-level skills.
Gingerbread Man Beginning Sounds Center
This cute center actually has 3 different sets of cards. So you can have multiple students work on them or have this center last for three weeks.
The response page is a great exit ticket. Students will match the beginning sound gingy friend card to the picture card. Then write the complete word.
We added the mid-line to this response page as a great way to focus on handwriting. This is one of the fine motor skills that we really work on in the primary grades.
Gingerbread Man Activities -Vowel Centers
If your classroom is anything like the ones I work in, you have students with a variety of needs. Some students may be working with beginning sounds and some may be ready to work with CVC words.
We need different ways to practice word work in a fun way.
These little gingerbread cookies are perfect for your centers.
Gingerbread Man Activity – Sentence Activities
This gingerbread man unit includes sentence practice. Students will build sentences that contain the common gingerbread friends found in the classic story of the gingerbread man. Differentiate as needed within your class. There are a variety of activities to meet a range of needs.
Gingerbread Man Center Activities – Label the Gingerbread Man Characters
The word cards that are used for the sentence pocket chart activity I just mentioned can also be used for this labeling activity! DOUBLE DUTY WIN!
Gingerbread Man Grammar Center Practice
I wanted to include a little grammar practice in our gingerbread man centers.
Students would read the different various gingerbread man words. Then they determine if the word is a noun or verb!
Each activity also comes with an answer key!
Gingerbread Man Math Center Activities
Of course we also have some fun activities to help practice our number sense and math skills.
This set of adorable gingerbread man activities has two levels.
- Students can count all and write the number.
- Students can create an equation and solve the addition problem.
Gingerbread Man Measurement Center
The measurement center is filled with the different characters and moments found in typical gingerbread man stories. My favorite thing? This measurement center has a few options as well!
Option 1: Some students will simply measure the gingerbread man story images.
Option 2: Students will use the measurements to create number problems and solve them.
Gingerbread Man Data and Graphing Activity
This fun center asks students to spin the spinner and collect data. Then they will use that data to graph their findings! This is one of my favorite ways to work with collecting data.
There are two differentiated response pages as well so you can meet the needs of your individual students.
Gingerbread Theme Ideas
I hope you found various activities to add to your gingerbread week. This is one of our favorite themes
All of the Gingerbread Man center activities work well for kindergarten and first grade students and you will find them in this gingerbread bundle!:
Check out this HUGE bundle of literacy and math centers for other traditional tales! Over 240 centers!! Yep, you could use these for the entire year!
Other Gingerbread Man Ideas and Blog Posts
II mentioned earlier in this blog post about other Gingerbread Man ideas that were not specific to Christmas. Check out these great book ideas and activities:
Gingerbread Man Free Printable File
Here is a printable emergent reader that I think your students will love. Simply add your email to the box below and it will be sent to your inbox!
I entered my email to get the Free Gingerbread Man centers but I received Snowman Patterns instead. Would you please email me the Free Gingerbread Man centers as described. Thanks!!!
I just sent you an email. So sorry for the mix up.
I am trying to get the gingerbread centers. Each time I click on something it takes me to your TPT page. It’s fine if I have to pay for them but if I can get the activities for free that would be wonderful. I did fill out to get the emergent reader because I thought that is what I might need to do but I got the emergent reader. Please just let me know if I have to pay for the activities. We are starting our gingerbread unit tomorrow and would use some of the activities as soon as tomorrow. Thank you, Dawn
The Gingerbread centers are linked in the beginning and at the end of the blog post. It is linked to where you can purchase them on TPT. The gingerbread emergent reader is free at the bottom of the post, which sounds like you already were able to download. In case you are needing the link for the centers, here it is for you: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gingerbread-Man-Literacy-Centers-and-Math-Centers-5070691
hi, where do you click for the free gingerbread file?
Hi Karen! You will find the free gingerbread emergent reader at the very end of the blog post. In the final box, you’ll see a place to put your email information in. It looks like you are using a school email, perhaps? If so, your school firewall may block you from seeing the box or prohibit the file from being sent your way. If you have a different email you could use, that may do the trick.
Let me know if you get stuck!