You can use this printable gingerbread man alphabet with all these gingerbread themed literacy activities.
Gingerbread men alphabet printable and literacy activities
You can use the letter cards in all your spelling activities during the Gingerbread Unit.
:: letter card printables from the Gingerbread Man Unit
:: laminator (optional)
Print the letter sheets from the Gingerbread Man Unit onto card and cut out each square.
You might like to laminate the cards for extra durability.
There are any ways to play gingerbread man-themed literacy activities. You might:
:: Hunt out all the vowels, find the words in your name, or sort the letters into alphabetical order
:: Use the letters to spell words and practise the ones you are learning
Gingerbread man sensory writing tray
You can also use the words with a sensory writing tray, to make spelling practice more fun and more effective. We need to put in time to learn to read and write, but repetition can sometimes be unappealing. So, let’s make it fun for our children, with an element of sensory play.
You can write in sand or salt, coloured orange-brown to make it gingerbread-themed. Add a shake of ground cinnamon and ginger for scent.
To colour the sand, simply grate in a stick or two of orange/brown chalk and shake the sand to disperse the colour.
To dye salt, place it in a plastic food bag with a drop of orange and brown food colouring. Shake the bag to mix the colour through the salt. Then lay the salt out overnight to dry.
When you’re ready to practice writing, lay out a thin layer of your sand or salt on a tray, piece of thick card or other surface. Then use your finger – or the handle of a wooden spoon! – to write your words in the salt/sand.
Younger children might like to make lines, circles, curls, and squiggles. Older children can use the letter cards to copy letter shapes, to write their name or to work on spelling.
Download the complete Gingerbread Unit
A deliciously educational unit of learning! The Gingerbread Unit gives you everything you need to teach an engaging program of activities all based around The Gingerbread Man.
With ideas for math, literacy, science, play, sensory, arts and crafts your children will love learning through baking, play, and exploration.
:: over 45 pages of lessons, activities, and printables
:: a complete unit of gingerbread-themed math, science, literacy, arts and crafts, sensory, and play
:: materials lists and bonus printables make it so easy!
:: everything planned for you, so you can enjoy it as much as your children do
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