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Gingerbread Man Writing Activity

Are you looking for educational gingerbread man activities for your kids to do this year? Your kids will describe how they would capture the sly cookie in this creative Gingerbread Man Writing Activity


Christmas Writing Activity

Gingerbread Man Writing Activity:

Creative writing during the early elementary years is so important. It gives kids a chance to use their imagination and be inventive. Writing activities like this one are also a great way for kids to develop their ideas and work on writing mechanics. 


Writing Activity


What Is The Story Of The Gingerbread Man?

The Gingerbread Man is a folktale about a cookie who is made by an old lady. But, the cookie leaps from her oven and runs away. The woman and her husband chase the gingerbread man but are unable to catch him. He then outruns farm workers and farm animals.


The tale ends with a fox catching and eating the gingerbread man. However, there are many different versions of the story that have been shared through the years. 


Getting Ready To Use The Gingerbread Man Writing Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Gingerbread Man Page Topper 
  • “How To Catch The Gingerbread Man…” Writing Paper


What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil


The Gingerbread Man page topper is in color and black and white. There are also 6 “How To Catch The Gingerbread Man…” writing papers with different lines. 


How To Use The Gingerbread Man Writing Activity:

After reading the book The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill or another version of the story, you can brainstorm ideas with your class about how they would catch the cookie. 


Writing Prompt


Your kids will then write how they would catch the gingerbread man. I had one student write, “To catch the gingerbread man, I would leave out a big bowl of icing that he would fall in as he was running.” 


Next, your students will color and cut out the gingerbread man’s head. They will then attach it to the top of their paper. 


Gingerbread Man Activity


Your students can share their stories and then you can hang the collection of cookies in the hallway for the entire school to see! 


This Gingerbread Man Writing Activity is a creative way to get your kids thinking and writing about how they would catch the sly cookie. 



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Gingerbread Man Writing Activity


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