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The children and the young at heart are in
for a real treat! A fun version of "The Gingerbread
Man" fairy tale available online.
What is gingerbread?
is a type of cake or cookie flavored with ginger and molasses.
Ginger is the root of a tropical plant, used as a spice for flavor
food. Molasses is a thick, sweet dark brown syrup made from
man is a biscuit or cookie made of gingerbread, usually in the
shape of stylized human. These originated in England, and have
been adapted to various seasonal themes and holidays, such as
Christmas, Halloween or Easter.
Activity 1: Read The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man (also known as the The Gingerbread Boy or The
Gingerbread Runner) is a fairy tale about a Gingerbread man that
escapes, is chased by humans, farm animals, and is outsmarted and
gobbled up by a fox.
Have fun reading and discussing this fun rhythmic tale!
This version is from the great BBC Online site for kids from England
is suitable for all ages! Don't miss it!
Gingerbread Man -- BBC | CBeebies Online
At this link you can choose to read online and/or print the story with
illustrations and text to present on a story board, have fun coloring
the pages, and assemble a homemade book. Suggestion:
enlarge the pages for impact!
Animals featured in this version: horse, cow,
This classical fairy tale has endless possibilities for activities and topics.
Here are some suggested activities and various resources.
Activity 2: Alphabet Letter G is for Gingerbread
Present and practice soft
letter G is for Gingerbread which is an appropriate activity with this story.
You may also want to present alphabet activities related to the
animals in the story version selected.
Man or Woman
Patterns | Templates
are suitable for numerous crafts and learning activities:
name tags, sizing, counting, sorting, lacing, bulletin boards,
garlands and more..
Print on sturdy paper to use as stencils
that children can trace on brown paper bag or print directly
to brown construction paper and children can cut out. Decorate
with pom poms, sequins, buttons, etc.
pages > The Gingerbread Man and gingerbread cookies theme coloring pages:
Gingerbread Man in the baking pan
Gingerbread Man running
* Gingerbread man and
* Gingerbread men cookies
* Baking gingerbread cookies
Activities, crafts and
coloring pages for the animals featured in The Gingerbread Man
Horse | Cow
| Fox | Other versions feature a
or ram: male sheep
Gingerbread Man thematic unit at Kidzone.ws (adaptable for
Kindergarten to 2nd grade)
For preschool the story
sequencing activity is a favorite.
*materials to color or paint
*paper or construction paper