Skip to Content

Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity

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!

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

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. 

Alphabet Activity

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:

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read our disclosure here.

What’s Included:

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

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

To prepare this alphabet activity for your kids, click on the button 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.

Learning the ABC's

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!

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!

Gingerbread Man Letter Recognition Activity

You May Also Like:

Are you looking for more fun, hands-on alphabet activities for your students to practice letter identification and formation? This bundle of interactive letter activities will engage and entertain your preschoolers as they are learning the ABC’s! Click on the link or picture to learn more!

More Gingerbread Man Activities:

Gingerbread Man Building Letters Activity

Gingerbread Man Number Words Book

Paint Chip Gingerbread Man Craft

Download The Freebie: