Free Gingerbread Unit for Preschool, Kindergarten, or Special Education

When the holidays start rolling in, things can get so hectic in the classroom. We created this free Made For Me Literacy Gingerbread Unit to give teachers a little break with planning this December! A Gingerbread theme is so fun to incorporate for December, especially if you need something that isn’t related to any specific holiday, but you just want to have some fun!

Firstly, we know that our year long Made For Me Literacy Curriculums can be quite the investment! To help you get a better idea of the activities included in our MFML units, we’ve created some free mini-units so you can see an example of common activities and tasks we include. At this time, we now have FIVE free units you can download!

Free Gingerbread Unit Story Time Comprehension Activities

We know there are a ton of gingerbread books out there. For this purpose, we decided to keep the story simple by using the book “The Gingerbread Man” by Karen Schmidt. However, any gingerbread man book will do! In the free download, you’ll get our story map cards, adapted book pieces, comprehension questions, and yes/no questions to go along with this celebrated folktale!

Gingerbread Paper Plate Craft

Following the read aloud comes the crafts! Crafts are a great way to incorporate fine motor skills into the week. In the free gingerbread unit, you’ll get visual directions and templates for student to make their very own gingerbread girl or boy!

Gingerbread Predictable Chart and Class Book

Predictable charts are a great way to cover pre-reading skills for early learners. In this activity, students write a sentence about where the gingerbread man is running. They match their sentence with a drawing or coloring page. At the end of the week, throw all the pages together to make a gingerbread man class book.

Gingerbread Houses Visual Recipe

Being that no gingerbread unit would be complete without a fun treat, we give you a visual recipe for fun Friday! At the end of the week, enjoy making these adorable graham cracker gingerbread houses using the visual recipe found in the unit.

Cooking in the classroom is great for working on life skills such as following a recipe, measuring, and cleaning up afterwards. Even so, we sneak in a little comprehension and sequencing as well with our recipe sequencing visuals and reflection sheet.

Gingerbread Task Boxes, File Folders, and Cut and Paste Activities

Increase independence and enhance basic math and literacy skills with these tasks that can prepped as task boxes OR file folders – your choice! This mini freebie unit contains 2 math and 2 ELA tasks, each with two levels of difficulty. These differentiated cut-and-paste activities are a great way to assess student knowledge, promote independence, and practice fine motor scissor skills.

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