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Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity

What does the gingerbread man eat? Gumdrops, of course! Your kids will love “feeding” the gingerbread man letter gumdrops in this Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity!

Gingerbread man activities like this one are also fun for your children to use after reading one of the many versions of the gingerbread man story!

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.

If your kids know all of the letter names, they can practice saying letter sounds as they feed the gingerbread man. . 

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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What’s Included:

  • Gingerbread Man To Feed
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Gumdrops
  • 26 Capital Letter Gumdrops

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this alphabet activity for your kids, fill out the form below. After getting this resource in your inbox, download and print the printables. 

Next, laminate the gingerbread man and gumdrops so your kids can use this activity over and over. Then, cut all the pieces 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 capital or lowercase 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 more 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. 



This Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity is a fun, hands-on way for pre-readers to work on identifying capital and lowercase letters or sounds!

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More Gingerbread Literacy Activities:

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

Gingerbread Books for Kids:

Before your kids do these gingerbread-themed activities, share one of these picture books with them.

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 activities, your young learners can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more.

Gingerbread House Letter Match Activity

Catch That Gingerbread Man Tracing Worksheets

Gingerbread Man Cut & Paste Book

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