This time of year always makes me think of gingerbread! I love the smell of it, and more importantly the stories that have come from a simple cookie! I’ve gathered some of my favorite books, crafts, and other fun ideas. Check them out!
There are many different versions of the original gingerbread man story. I like reading the various versions to my students and then comparing them. You can find the links to these books below.
- Richard Scarry’s The Gingerbread Man
- The Gingerbread Girl
- Gingerbread Baby
- The Gingerbread Cowboy
- The Library Gingerbread Man
- Gingerbread Pirates
- The Gingerbread Bear
- The Gingerbread Mouse
- The Three Pigs and the Gingerbread Man
- Catch That Cookie!
Our math tubs will be filled with these activities. They offer a spiral review of many skills that we have working on, and they are fun!
These math centers all come from the Gingerbread Math Center pack.
One of my favorite things to make with my class are cinnamon gingerbread man ornaments. These ornaments will make your room smell AMAZING! It’s an easy project, you just need a lot of cinnamon. Cassie over at Wholefully has a great tutorial to follow.
I have also started a Pinterest board with ideas. Some of the pins are from gingerbread parties, but you can use some of the ideas in a classroom!