The Gingerbread Man...and Girl!

Last week our book study and math themes were all about The Gingerbread Man.
Fun Gingerbread Man themed literacy center activities for Kindergarten and 1st Grade! Includes practice with letter recognition, sounds, rhyme, syllables, and more. Common Core aligned. Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities for Kindergarten and First Grade centers at Christmas. #kindergarten #literacy #kindergartencenters #1stgrade #centers #alphabet #phonics #literacycenters #christmascenters #gingerbreadman
I showed my students several versions of the story that we have in our classroom:

Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
I have a few plush Gingerfriends that students may 'read' to during Reading Time.

Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
Since we have school three days per week, we focussed on comparing three different versions of the story.

Here is my graphic organizer that served as our story comparison chart:
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!

This idea is from Abby, whose chart you can find here.

My students got really excited when a new version of the story was read! They listened really carefully for similarities and differences from the other books.
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
We focussed on comparing the stories' characters, the Gingerbread Man's refrain, and on what happened to the Gingerbread Man at the end of the story.

They were also excited when a story had a Gingerbread Girl in it...and that she 'outfoxed' the fox!
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
We made Gingerbread Man puppets for story retelling:
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
The template is from Kinder Teacher, and can be found here.
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
We practiced teen numbers in Math, and used Fran's awesome cut & paste sheet, found here.
Gingerbread Man literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
We also did a gingerbread man number practice page 
Gingerbread Man literacy centers for Kindergarten- perfect for December!
and a gingerbread man letter practice page from Crystal of Kreative in Kinder. Both can be found here.
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
This great gingerbread graph is from Fran over at Kindergarten Crayons:
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
And of course tons of Gingerbread math & literacy fun:
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!
Find the Gingerbread activities {here}
Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!

Gingerbread Man Kindergarten literacy centers for young learners- perfect for December!

34 comments

  1. Hi Anita!
    I am a follower! Would love to win these cute cut-outs!

    ΡΌ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

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  2. I'm a follower, too.

    jjensen@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

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  3. Hi! I'm a follower and I LOVE those gingerbread man cut outs!

    jessica

    rayydog@hotmail.com

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  4. I'm a new follower!!!!! Love all tings gingerbread!!!! ;)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  5. I saw your comment on Kristin's blog and had to head over! I'm a follower now!

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  6. Hi Anita. Just found your blog! I'm a new follower. Love your gingerbread activities.

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

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  7. Hi Anita ! Just discovered your blog and joined.
    I teach at a Catholic school in Caledonia, Ontario. Maybe we are neighbours ?

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  8. I too am a new follower. Wondering what Christian school you teach at. I went to Christian school in Ontario.

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  9. I really like your blog and use many of your great ideas. I just joined

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  10. I love your blog and love this giveaway! I love the Gingerbread Man! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  11. I'm a follower already! Just looked at your Mrs Wishy-Washy stuff/post...too cute!!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  12. Hi Anita! I just found your blog through Inspired by Kindergarten and I wish I would have found it sooner! I would have been utilizing lots of your ideas before Christmas break. Thanks for posting about the gingerbread house chart. That is too cute! I love fun graphic organizers! I'm your newest follower!

    Blessings,
    Marlana
    Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  13. I blogged about your giveaway. http://lilcountrykindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/12/gingerbread-giveaway-at-mrs-bremers.html

    Blessings,
    Marlana
    Lil' Country Kindergarten

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  14. I put your giveaway on my blog! http://alysiabattista.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    Miss B, Busy Bee

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  15. I just found your blog and am now a new follower!! You have some great ideas and I look forward to checking out what you have done and what you will do in the future. Thanks so much.

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  16. I just saw your blog...........too cute and I love teaching about different versions of the gingerbread story!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  17. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/12/check-it-out.html

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  18. I'm a new follower!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I love the Gingerbread ideas!! I am now following your blog. Thanks.

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  20. I don't think my last post had any contact info on there. This does though.

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  21. I am a follower and love your gingerbread ideas
    Debinderry@gmail.com

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  22. Just found your blog! I'm a new follower. Love your gingerbread activities.

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com

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  23. Love, love, love the gingerbread unit! I am so happy I saw your blog this evening. Now if I can get the stuff ready for Mon. and Tues.
    Thanks so much,
    Karin

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  24. I just found your blog and love your gingerbread ideas. I am a new follower and I am posting about your give-a-way on my blog!
    Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

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  25. Hello,

    I'm a new follower. I love the gingerbread man!

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  26. I'm a new follower from New Zealand. Just love your ideas. I can see I am going to be very busy over my holiday break getting ideas. Thanks

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  27. I am a follower and would love to win these as well!

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  28. Hi...I'm a follower and would love to win these! I'm back in the 'saddle' after 8 years out of the classroom. Missed it so....much but I gave a lot of my 'stuff' away and now I have to rebuild my 'stash'. Caryl

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  29. I'm a new follower! I am so loving your giveaway AND your cute blog! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  30. I'm a new follower, great blog!
    Cathyg11@gmail.com

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  31. New follower of blog
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

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  32. I am a follower of your blog!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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