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Gingerbread House Letter Matching Activity

Get into the holiday spirit with this free printable Gingerbread House Letter Matching Activity!

Christmas literacy activities like this one are a fun way for your students to practice matching capital and lowercase letters.

Connecting the cards together using plastic links will help them develop their fine motor skills too. 

Countdown to Christmas

Did you know that fine motor skills can help your kids to develop and improve their reading and writing skills?

That’s because fine motor skills involve the use of small muscles in the hands and fingers.

These same muscles are used for tasks like holding a pencil, flipping pages, and tracing letters.

Using activities like this one help your young learners to develop and strengthen their fine motor skills, so they can perform tasks more easily and with greater control.

Getting Ready to Use the Gingerbread House Letter Match Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • 26 Gingerbread House Capital Letter Cards
  • 26 Gingerbread House Lowercase Letter Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To get this letter recognition activity for your students, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

After getting the activity in your inbox, download and print the cards on white card stock.

Then, laminate the cards and cut them apart. Finally, punch holes on all of the black dots. 

Learning the ABC's

If you don’t have plastic links, you can make your own. First, cut a pipe cleaner into pieces that are about 2 or 3 inches long.

Next, bend the pieces in an oval shape but don’t connect the ends. Your kids can use pipe cleaner pieces just like the links. 

How to Use the Gingerbread House Letter Recognition Activity:

First, your preschoolers and kindergarteners will pick a capital letter gingerbread house card and say the name of the letter on it.

Alphabet Identification

Next, they will sort through the cards to find the matching lowercase letter.

Fine motor skills

After finding the matching capital and lowercase gingerbread house letter cards, your kids will connect them together using plastic links.

Letter Recognition Activity

They will continue sorting, matching, and connecting the cards until they have matched all the letters together.

Letter Match Activity

Your students will work on letter recognition and fine motor skills as they connect the letter cards together in this Christmas-themed Gingerbread House Letter Matching Activity

More Gingerbread Activities:

Are you looking for more gingerbread-themed activities for your studnets? Here are our favorite books and literacy resources.

Gingerbread Books for Kids:

Before your kids do these gingerbread-themed activities, read one of these stories to extend their learning.

The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill

How to Catch a Gingerbread Man by Adam Wallace

The Plan for the Gingerbread House by Darcy Pattison

Gingerbread Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these themed activities, your children can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more.

Gingerbread Man Stick Puppets

Gingerbread Playdough Mats from Books and Giggles

Catch That Gingerbread Man Tracing Worksheets

Gingerbread Syllable Sort from Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity

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Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will have a merry time learning with these fun and festive Christmas Morning Tubs!

From letter order to shape recognition, your young learners will work on a variety of important literacy and math skills.

Click on the picture to learn more about the 10 resources that are included in this bundle! 

Download the Gingerbread House Letter Cards:

To get the printables for this Gingerbread House Letter Matching Activity emailed to you, fill out the form below.


Thursday 1st of December 2022

Love this activity!

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