Are you looking for an engaging gingerbread theme activity for your kids? Today I want to show you a cute little gingerbread alphabet activity that I know your kids are going to LOVE. I am also going to give you a couple of ideas for using the fun gingerbread man printable.
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This activity is a perfect addition to your Christmas or gingerbread theme preschool or pre-k. After printing the activity, I like to laminate the cards for durability. The set includes uppercase and lowercase gingerbread boys and girls. You can match uppercase to uppercase or you can match uppercase letters to lowercase letters.
There are cards with images on them so that you can work on letter sounds and beginning sounds with your kids.
Setting up the Gingerbread Letter Activity
It’s easy to make a little village of gingerbread letter houses. In my supply closet, I found some paper towel rolls, and they worked perfectly.
After cutting the rolls into small segments, I taped the gingerbread houses to the roll segments.
Now my gingerbread houses stand up, and I can make a cute little village. I think that taping the houses to blocks would work well too.
You don’t have to use all of the gingerbread houses and gingerbread people at once. Use an appropriate quantity of gingerbread houses and gingerbread boys and girls for your kids. Using too many can overwhelm young kiddos.
Where is the Gift? – Gingerbread Man Letter Identification Game
To help kids work on letter identification, I like to set up 3-5 houses at a time and hide something behind one of the houses when they aren’t looking. I used a small little gift ornament, but you can really use any small item (a gumdrop, peppermint, little candy cane, eraser, etc.)
Kids can try to guess where the item is hiding by naming the letter on the front of the house. To make the activity a little bit more challenging, you can also ask them to make the sound that is associated with that letter.
Want more of a challenge? You can also ask kids to tell you a word that begins with that letter. If you hide a little gift like me, you can pretend that something that starts with the featured letter is inside the package. For example, when I hid the gift behind the letter D house, we decided that a dinosaur was inside the package.
Little Lost Gingerbread Girl- Letter Sound Practice
Another fun way to play with the gingerbread alphabet activity is to pretend that the little gingerbread people are lost and have to walk around searching for their homes. I pretend that the little gingerbread girl knocks on the door and the only way that the door will open is if she says the correct sound for that letter. She then goes inside the house to go to sleep.
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