What does the gingerbread man eat? Gumdrops, of course! Your kids will love “feeding” the gingerbread man letter gumdrops as they work on learning the ABC’s with this Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity! It’s one of the fun Gingerbread Man Activities we use to celebrate the holiday season!
Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity:
This interactive activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters. Depending on your children’s letter knowledge, you can mix capital and lowercase letter gumdrops together and have them work on both. You can also have your kids practice letter sounds.
What Is Letter Recognition?
Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters. Children who can recognize the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too. Using hands-on activities is fun for kids who are learning to identify capital and lowercase letters!
Getting Ready To Use The Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity:
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- Gingerbread Man To Feed
- 26 Lowercase Letter Gumdrops
- 26 Capital Letter Gumdrops
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
To prepare this alphabet activity, click on the pencil below to download and print the printables. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.
Next, laminate the gumdrops so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the gingerbread man and gumdrops out.
Finally, tape or glue the gingerbread man on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut out its mouth.
How To Use The Gingerbread Letter Recognition Activity:
To use this letter recognition activity, your kids will pick a gumdrop and identify the letter on it as they feed it to the gingerbread man.
If your children are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few gumdrops. You can then add a couple of gumdrops every time they play.
When your kids know all of the letter names, they can say the sound that each letter makes as they feed the gingerbread man. It’s easy to differentiate this activity for your kids!
This Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-readers to work on identifying capital and lowercase letters!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this letter recognition resource for later? Pin this to your alphabet activities board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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