Favorite Gingerbread Man Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Here are some adorable gingerbread man activities for preschool and kindergarten. Add these to your December lineup!

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Over the past few years, we’ve created a variety of gingerbread man activities for preschool and kindergarten. I’m excited to share them with you all in one place here today. Plus, I’ve added a few more from some of my favorite teacher-bloggers.

Gingerbread is such a perfect theme to do in December! It’s festive without being too attached to any single holiday. That works out well when you teach public school – or really anywhere that has students who don’t all celebrate the same winter holidays.

Gingerbread Man Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

There are so many great gingerbread activities out there to try! These are some of my favorites. I hope this shorter list saves you some time this busy holiday season.

Gingerbread Man Literacy Activities

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Gingerbread Name Practice

Preschoolers can practice stamping their names with this playdough gingerbread name activity. Or they can try tracing and finding their names with the printable gingerbread editable name activities in my store.

Gingerbread Alphabet Activities

Print off these adorable gingerbread ABC mats to practice letters with playdough or small manipulatives.

Next, you can check out this set of gingerbread letter recognition activities from my store. They’re a fun way to work on easily confused letters and letter sounds.

Gingerbread man spinner and dot marker activity

Gingerbread Word Work & Writing

First, this simple gingerbread cookie sight word activity is adorable and engaging.

If you’re more focused on phonics, you might like this gingerbread CVC Word Building printable. Children spell out words with a gingerbread man’s buttons.

(not pictured) Try this giant gingerbread cookie writing activity too! It’s a fun way to practice some story-related words – and get a child-created hallway display too.

Gingerbread Reading & Comprehension

The traditional Gingerbread Man story is well suited to sequencing and retelling activities. Kids love making the Gingerbread Man story sequencing hats that are in my store. Teachers say that they love that children go home and retell the story to their families.

Gingerbread Man story sequencing hats

Finally, don’t forget to read lots of books with your gingerbread man theme. This list of gingerbread man books includes suggested story pairings by grade level.

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Gingerbread Math Activities

Get ready to count, add & subtract, and learn shapes with these fun math gingerbread man activities for preschool and kindergarten.

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I love this creative free printable gingerbread house-building math game! Children roll dice to see what house part they get to add next.

Print off one of these cute gingerbread man number words books for your students to practice reading and writing number words one to ten.

Work on counting and get moving with a life-size gingerbread man number hop.

You could use this cute gingerbread shape matching activity year after year.

Gingerbread Man Craft Ideas

Last but not least, here’s a quick assortment of gingerbread man craft ideas for you. You can pick something more or less involved depending on the age of your kiddos (and how much time you have.)

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First, a cinnamon gingerbread man paper craft is fun, inexpensive, and easy to make.

Want a longer project? Create a home for your gingerbread man with this popsicle stick gingerbread house craft.

Next, this gingerbread gift idea is a fun craft to send home for the holidays. It was inspired by the book Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett,

Here’s another simple craft: Sit with your littles to help them put their own spin on a toilet paper roll gingerbread man.

(not pictured) Finally, these gingerbread man fingerprint crafts would work well with a large group if you have an assistant or a classroom volunteer.

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