This Gingerbread Man Activities - Preschool Printable Math & Literacy Center bundle is loaded with fun, hands-on activities that provide students with engaging math and literacy concepts. You can use these resources to implement centers as independent or small group activities. There are over 550 task cards included in this bundle that are intended for use with kindergarten students at the beginning of the school year.
Practicing uppercase and lowercase letters in your classroom? Maybe your students need a little more phonemic awareness and fine motor control practice. This Gingerbread Man Literacy Center is a hands-on way to match the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet with your kindergarten students.
All you need to do is download and print the 52 clip-it task cards (we prefer laminating for use year after year) and grab some clothes pins. Students will work independently, with a partner, or in a small group with a teacher to draw a card and then clip the uppercase or lowercase letter that matches the one the gingerbread man is holding. This is surely going to be a holiday activity your students will love, and best of all it promotes early literacy learning!
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Sight word practice in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade can be a bit grueling this time of year. Why don’t you make it more interactive and fun with our 100-sight word Gingerbread Man Center Activities? This activity promotes sight word recognition, spelling, reading fluency, and fine motor control.
The sight words included in this gingerbread man activity are: I, a, all, am, and, are, as, at, away, be, because, big, black, blue, brown, but, by, came, can, come, could, day, do, down, eat, eight, find, first, five, for, four, from, funny, get, go, got, green, has, have, he, help, her, here, him, his, in, is, it, jump, like, little, look, love, make, me, my, new, nine, no, not, of, off, on, one, out, pink, play, purple, red, run, said, saw, see, seven, she, six, so, ten, that, the, then, there, they, this, three, to, too, two, up, us, want, was, we, went, what, when, where, white, who, why, with, yellow, yes, you, your
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To complete this activity, your students will draw a gingerbread house task card with a sight word written on it. Then students must spell the sight word using the gingerbread men holding letters. Use this activity with a small group in one-on-one practice. This festive activity is sure to get your students in a holly, jolly mood!
Want to provide a fun way to practice letter and sound recognition during the holiday season? Check out this Gingerbread Man Literacy Center Activity that includes 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters formed out of printed “gingerbread.” These letter cards can be printed on cardstock and laminated for extended use.
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How can you use these letter cards in your classroom? There are so many opportunities for students to practice using these cards! First, teachers could hang these cards for a visual representation of the uppercase and lowercase alphabet during the holiday season.
Next, students can use these cards in a partner or small group setting as flash cards. Each time a new card is pulled, a student would have to respond with the letter name or the letter sound (whichever skill you are trying to work on).
Finally, students can play letter match memory using these cards! Lie all (or some – depending on students’ skill levels) letter cards upside down (after being shuffled) and give students the opportunity to flip two over. When they make a match of an uppercase and lowercase letter, that student gets to keep the pair. When all of the cards have been obtained, the student with the most card wins!
Who doesn’t love a good matching game? Your students will LOVE this gingerbread literacy center activity that promotes fine motor control and letter recognition. Your students will love learning with these gingerbread man activities.
This activity includes:
· 26 gingerbread man house uppercase letter task cards
· 26 gingerbread man lowercase letter task cards
Get students learning with this engaging center activity when you print the uppercase house letter cards. We do suggest laminating for use year after year. Then, print the lowercase gingerbread man cards and cut them out. Again, we suggest lamination. Students will choose a gingerbread house and must find the matching gingerbread man or vice versa. Students can play independently, with a partner, or with a small group. This activity could even act as a holiday party game!
Learning letter formation can be tricky for early learners (think preschool through first grade). Taking the time to teach your students the correct strokes and then giving your students practice with a pencil or marker on those letters is a super important part of an early education setting. This Gingerbread Man Literacy Center Activity gives students phonemic awareness and fine motor skill practice. Gingerbread man letter tracing task cards can be a great add-on to your literacy centers this December. Make sure to laminate for use year after year!
Included in this resource are 26 uppercase, 26 lowercase, and 26 mixed (uppercase and lowercase) tracing task cards. These cards make the perfect center or independent activity for students to complete. The two most popular ways of using these cards is to:
1. Simply print these pages on white copy paper and give them to students to practice saying the letter name, and sound, and tracing the letter with the correct formation. Feel free to give students one or two pages at a time using this strategy OR print and bundle for a holiday letter tracing booklet that will keep students engaged ALL December long!
2. Print these pages on thick paper like cardstock and laminate. Then give students a page (or two or three!) and a dry-erase marker. This strategy for use gives students a fun and printer-friendly version of letter tracing practice. To practice a letter multiple times, students simply need to erase the marker and complete the page over again!
Here’s a Gingerbread Man Literacy Center Activity that your preschool, homeschool, kindergarten, and first-grade classes will LOVE! This resource, Gingerbread Man Beginning Sounds includes 26 task cards that can be used to promote phonemic awareness as well as fine motor skills when using a clothespin or marker.
Print these task card pages and laminate them for extended use and as a part of the activity. Students will take the laminated task cards and identify (out loud) what the picture inside the gingerbread house is (for example: bear). Once students have identified the picture, students will clip the corresponding beginning sound (letter) with a clothespin, circle it with a dry-erase marker, or cover it with a pom-pom or other small manipulative.
This activity gives students a sense of beginning sound practice that is great for the holiday season and beyond!
Math centers are fun and easy with this Gingerbread Math Center Activity. Students in preschool through second grade will practice identifying, naming, and comparing shapes and colors. Students using our clip-it task cards are sure to have loads of fun with these hands-on activities that promote math skills!
To incorporate this center into your math rotations, print the gingerbread man math task cards. Then, grab some clothes pins and let your students get to work! Students will look at the task card picture and decide which picture below (at the bottom of the task card) matches the main one on the card. Once students have decided which of the bottom answers is correct, they will use a clothespin to “clip” the correct answer. This is a wonderfully independent, partner, or small group activity.
Your students will have a wonderful time learning about emotions and feelings with these super cute reindeer feelings mats. Perfect for elementary and preschool students, this gingerbread math and literacy center emotions activity provides students with the skills they need to build social cues, attend to social situations, and more!
Students can roll playdough or draw with dry-erase markers to create different gingerbread man emotions/show the gingerbread man’s feelings. Simply print, laminate, and use over and over again! Grab all ten emotion cards for students to practice as a whole group, small group, partners, or individually!
Counting objects with one-to-one correspondence is a skill that many young learners do not enter school with. As educators, it is our job to provide ample opportunities for students to be exposed to and practice this skill. That’s why I created this activity. You will find this a great center activity or you could even add it on to your math centers.
Print the gingerbread man math center activity number cards, laminate them and cut out the individual gingerbread men. During this activity, students will draw a gingerbread man’s house card featuring a number (1-20) and then add them to a “list” that shows the gingerbread house number as well as the one-to-one correspondence through the number 20. For a little extra “push” punch holes and use linking chains to connect the gingerbread men to the gingerbread man's house.
Looking for a math center activity that is holiday-themed (gingerbread man) AND super easy to use? Well… it’s here! This gingerbread math center activity helps students with math concepts and are loaded with fun, hands-on activities!
The numbers covered in this activity are one through twenty and this activity gives students an interactive way to show their number recognition and one-to-one correspondence skills. Start by printing the task cards. (We recommend laminating for a sturdier hold.) Then, make sure your students have clothes pins, pom-poms or another small manipulative, or dry-erase markers. Students will draw a card, count the gingerbread men (or subitize the number quickly) and clip, circle, or cover the correct answer at the bottom of the card. Cute, fun, and super easy to add to your next holiday math lesson!
Take the time to teach your preschool and kindergarten students the correct number formation and stroke occurrence with this gingerbread math center activity. This math resource gives students number recognition, number formation, and fine motor skill practice. Gingerbread man number tracing task cards can be a great add-on to your math centers, partner games, or small group learning this December. Make sure to laminate for use year after year!
Included in this resource are 20 number (1-20) tracing task cards. These cards make the perfect center or independent activity for students to complete. The two most popular ways educators use these cards is:
1. Simply print these pages on white copy paper and give them to students to practice saying the number and trace the number with the correct stroke pattern. Feel free to give students one or two pages at a time using this strategy OR print a variety (or all) of the pages and give to students in a bundle for a December number tracing booklet that will keep students engaged ALL-December long!
2. Print these pages on thick paper like cardstock and laminate. Then give students a page (or two or three!) and a dry-erase marker. This strategy for use gives students a fun and printer-friendly version of the number tracing practice. To practice number tracing multiple times, students simply need to erase the marker and complete the page over again!
What is number sense? It is a student’s ability to understand, connect to, and relate to numbers. This means thinking flexibly and fluently about numbers while also visualizing and being comfortable talking about numbers. Here is a great gingerbread math center activity that students in preschool, kindergarten, first and second grade will absolutely LOVE!
Print and laminate the playdough mats, grab your favorite color of playdough and a marker, and let’s get to work! Students will identify and name the number on the gingerbread number mat, make a playgough version of that number, and write the number on the line. Then, using the tens frame, students will show the number using small manipulatives, playdough, or by marking the correct number of tens frame boxes. The final step in this activity is to “decorate” the gingerbread man with the corresponding number of small candies or manipulatives. Check out this amazing gingerbread man math center activity during December for your holiday math lessons!
Gingerbread Man Math Center Activities feature pattern task cards that are perfect for the month of December. Your students in preschool through second grade will have a great time learning about different patterns.
Patterns included in this resource are:
This pattern activity features super cute gingerbread gum drop mats. To use in your classroom, print, laminate, and use over and over again! This resource contains 36 task cards with a variety of patterns and even 12 blank mats to try creating your own fun patterns! These Christmas-themed activities are best used once printed and laminated. You can choose to implement these centers as an independent, partner, or small-group activity.