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Gingerbread Man Activities Teaching Slides Centers Crafts + Digital

Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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  • Google Apps™
300 + PowerPoint & Google Slides
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Delight your students with gingerbread man activities and comparing favorite versions of The Gingerbread Man! This unique and creative unit has both printable and digital activities on Google Slides, and is designed to be non-holiday related so you can use it any time of year. This large resource includes 2-3 weeks of detailed lesson plans, 9 comprehension lessons with print and digital options of the reading activities, literacy centers, quizzes, and crafts.

Many of the activities are not book specific and can be used with any gingerbread books you have available. The book specific activities use these books:

The Gingerbread Man (any version)

The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Cowboy

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

Don’t have gingerbread man books? Don’t worry! I’ve included a clickable guide with video links to 15 versions read aloud on YouTube. Many of the activities are not book specific and can be used with any gingerbread books you have available.

The 9-lesson teaching PowerPoint introduces comprehension mini lessons with meaningful response activities and interactive anchor charts for whole group lessons. Carefully aligned to Grades 1-3 addressing multiple RL, language arts, and writing standards, I’ve even included math integration in a bonus gingerbread graphing project. Your students will love the gingerbread house unit folder to keep them organized as they learn. Planning for December has never been easier!

12 Digital Activities on Google Slides

Included is a PDF with a links menu to the comprehension lessons on Google Slides and 12 different digital reading activities. Directions are included for how to copy the activities to your own Google Drive and assign them to students in Google Classroom.

What’s Inside:

9-Lesson Teaching Power Point with 40 slides + Google Slides version

Lessons Topics:

Lesson 1: Determining the Central Message

Lesson 2: Comparing Story Elements

Lesson 3: Identifying Literal & Non-Literal Language

Lesson 4: Inferring Character traits

Lesson 5: Making Text Connections

Lesson 6: Using Illustrations to Learn More

Lesson 7: Comparing How Characters Respond to Challenges

Lesson 8: Why Do Author’s Use Repetition?

Lesson 9: Writing a Fractured Fairy Tale-What if the Fox Was the Cookie?

Students rewrite the fairy tale from the fox’s point of view.

Additional Activities:

3 Interactive anchor charts & chart parts

8 Graphic Organizers

Comparing Story Elements charts and student booklet version with cover

Quick check quizzes/exit tickets

Reading response flapbooks

Lesson posters

Print & Digital Literacy Centers & Games:

Types of Nouns-Common, proper, collective nouns

Punctuating Sentences

Short and Long /ea/

Book Talk-Comparing Story Elements-buddy reading spinner and discussion cards

Following Multi-Step Directions-How to Make a Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread Jog- Roam the room task cards for multiple skills practice of compound words, plural nouns, contractions, spelling, and grammar

Writing Activities:

Narrative Writing: What If The Fox Was A Cookie? Writing a fractured fairy tale

Opinion Writing: Is the Gingerbread Girl a Smart Cookie or a Tough Cookie?

Expository How-To Writing: The Gingerbread Man Escape Prevention Manual

With individual and class book formats


Central Message/Retelling Craft (print & digital)

Gingerbread Man Loose in the School character craft and missing poster (print & digital)

The Matzah Man character traits writing craft

Candy Cane Cactus Ornament

Gingerbread House Unit Folder

Math Graphing Project & Cookie Decorating for Data

Gingerbread Man Glyph Craft that can also be done with real gingerbread man cookies

Glyph Key, Class Graph anchor chart & chart parts

printable graphing pages for bar graph, tally table, and pictograph

Graph Chat discussion cards to solve addition, subtraction, and comparing problems related to the class graph.

This large unit is loaded with resources, please see the PREVIEW for pictures of everything included.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

Around the Kampfire

You may also enjoy these holiday resources:

5 Days Before Christmas Break Countdown Activities

In versions for Grades K-4

Gingerbread House Gift Bag Craft

Gingerbread Man Loose in the School Class Book and Craft

Total Pages
300 + PowerPoint & Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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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.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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