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Gingerbread Man Stick Puppets

After reading the book The Gingerbread Man, your preschoolers and kindergarteners can act out the story using these Gingerbread Man Stick Puppets.

Book activities like this one are a fun way for your kids to practice retelling the story, sequencing, and other comprehension skills! 

Gingerbread Man Activities

Gingerbread Man Stick Puppets:

Learning comprehension skills such as retelling and sequencing are important for beginning readers.

These skills will help your children understand and remember what they have read. 

Story puppets like these are also a fun way for your kids to work on story structure. 

Gingerbread Man Activity for Kids

Getting Ready To Use The Gingerbread Man Stick Puppets:

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What’s Included:

  • 7 Story Characters Puppets
  • Story Background

The story characters are the gingerbread man, old lady, old man, cow, pig, horse, and fox puppets. The background includes a trail and river.

What Else Is Needed:

  • The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill 
  • White Card Stock
  • Scissors
  • Craft Sticks
  • Glue
  • Laminator (optional)
  • Laminating Pouches (optional)

Book Activity

To get these story puppets ready for your kids to use, click on the button below and fill out the form.

After receiving the email with the printables attached, download and print the characters and background on white card stock. 

Gingerbread Man Puppets

You may want to laminate the printables so your children can reuse the puppets and background over and over.

Next, cut the characters out and glue each one to a craft stick. You may also want to attach the background to a box so that it stands up. 

How To Use The Gingerbread Man Stick Puppets:

After reading the book The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill, your kids can retell the story using the stick puppets.

Book-Inspired Activity

Your children can go back through the book, reread the story, and look at the pictures to recall the sequence of events. 

You can also use these stick puppets to teach your children about the story structure including the characters, setting, and plot. 

Puppet Crafts for Kids

Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will have fun using these Gingerbread Man Stick Puppets to retell the sequence of events in the classic book. 

Extend the Activity:

After reading different gingerbread man books with your kids, they can compare and contrast the characters, setting, and plot. 

Your children can also use the gingerbread man stick puppets to create their own version of the story of the classic book. 

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this these gingerbread man puppets for later? Pin this to your Christmas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

Gingerbread Man

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Tuesday 17th of January 2023

What a great activity for kindergarten!

Jessica Molstre

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Thank you from a teacher!


Friday 3rd of December 2021

What a wonderfull craft!

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