Activities Relating to The Gingerbread Man

Activities Relating to The Gingerbread Man

We enjoyed a few activities related to ‘The Gingerbread Man’ during the first few days back after Christmas, so I am sharing a few of them here…

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Maths inspired by The Gingerbread Man

Maths inspired by The Gingerbread Man - from Rachel (",)

Maths inspired by The Gingerbread Man - from Rachel (",)

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Simple Board Game

Numbered one side, plain the other. I laminated them back to back…

Simple gingerbread man board game - FREE printable from Rachel (",)

Simple gingerbread man board game - FREE printable from Rachel (",)

If you’d like a copy of this board game, you can download it here: Gingerbread Man Board Game from Rachel (“,)

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Counting Gingerbread Men

Counting and number recognition with gingerbread men - FREE printable from Rachel (",)

You can download the numbered gingerbread men free from this post.

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Threading ‘Candy Necklaces’

… and Gingerbread Men…

Threading gingerbread men (FREE printable) and 'candy' necklaces - from Rachel (",)

Threading 'candy' necklaces - from Rachel (",)

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Building Bridges

I thought it might be nice for them to build bridges for the Gingerbread Man, to help him escape from the fox, so set up this invitation…

Invitation to build a bridge for the Gingerbread Man - from Rachel IG

They loved it! There were some fabulous creations…

Building bridges for the Gingerbread Man - from Rachel

Building bridges and paths for the Gingerbread Man - from Rachel

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Light Panel

Shape buttons and gingerbread men shapes…

Shape buttons and gingerbread men on the light panel - FREE printable from Rachel (",)

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Ginger bread Salt Tray

I mixed in salt to make it easier to ‘move’ the ginger with their fingers…

Number recognition, counting and mark making in a ginger and salt tray - from Rachel (",)

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Gingerbread Cutters on the OHP

Gingerbread cutters on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

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Dough Play

Ginger Scented Dough

Ginger-scented dough from Rachel (",)

Gingerbread dough - from Rachel (",)

Plain Dough

More dough play... gingerbread men and other creations - from Rachel

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Story Telling

Retelling the story of The Gingerbread Man with puppets - from Rachel (",)

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Tap A Shape Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Man with Tap a Shape - from Rachel

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Baking Gingerbread

Of course we had to bake some gingerbread too!

Baking gingerbread from Rachel (",)

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Sensory Play

… with very out-of-date cornflakes. Not gingerbread man related, but I had to clear a space in our store cupboard and so put these into the tray for them to explore…

Sensory play with out of date cornflakes - from Rachel

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– Rachel (“,)

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Rachel, you have inspired me so. I just got a light table fro my classroom. Do you just put cut outs or cookie cutters on top to decorate. I can’t quite tell what you do. Thank you!

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    • Hi Maureen!
      The cookie cutters are on the overhead projector. I used laminated gingerbread man from the free printable mentioned above on the light panel – the gingerbread man are in the same printable as the numbered gingerbread men 🙂

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  2. Fantastic ideas. I am inspired!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • You are very welcome, Nomsie!

      Reply

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