My kids love the story of the gingerbread man! Every Christmas time I read them the classic folk tale of the couple who made a gingerbread boy. Check out these Gingerbread Man story printables crafts and ideas.
If you would like to read this story to your kids you can read the classic Gingerbread Man Folktale at Story It.
What is the meaning behind The Gingerbread Man Story?
Did you know there was an actual history behind The Gingerbread Man story? Legend has it that an elderly couple didn’t have any children of their own, so the wife decided to make a boy out of gingerbread.
When she baked the bread, a boy jumped out of the oven and they had to chase after him as he fled the cabin. Silly, right?
What is the moral of the Gingerbread Man story?
A fox chasing a live boy, that happens to be a cookie? Of course, there is a darkness that is a little tricky for kids. However, it can be used to talk to children about trust and telling the truth.
The gingerbread boy believed the fox wasn’t going to eat him, well we all know how that wasn’t the truth. Also, check out these tips and resources on How to Encourage Honesty in Your Child. It will go great alongside the Gingerbread Man story.
Below you will find some fun printables and activities to go alongside The Gingerbread Man story.
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Preparing Your Heart for Christmas is a short 10-day Advent devotional and is suitable for children in grades K-4. Younger children will enjoy the daily devotions and discussion questions, Advent Coloring Pages, and Advent Scene Builder.
If you have an older child – no worries! Christmas Around The World Unit Study is great for grades 4 & up. Even young children will enjoy the interesting stories of cultures and traditions from around the world!
Gingerbread Man Story Printables Crafts and Ideas
Gingerbread Man Story Character Printables – These free printable gingerbread man character printables are a great activity to go alongside the book. There are two pages. One page is of characters to cut out and paste, the second page is the t-chart used to assess beginning comprehension skills.
Story Game Gingerbread Man Printables – This is an awesome story game to play with your kids following their reading of The Gingerbread Man. This free story game has printable character images, the retelling story game also pictures to be colored and used as a sequencing activity.
Gingerbread Man Fairy Tale Coloring Page – This Gingerbread Man coloring page is hilarious. You can see the gingerbread man running for his life from the baker and fox. Your kids will enjoy this action scene coloring sheet.
Unit Study and Gingerbread Man Printable Pack for Pre-K – If you are planning Christmas homeschooling activities, then this awesome unit study for preschool to kindergarten is a perfect addition. The 30-page printable pack comes with various Gingerbread Man activities. Some are activities are graphing, gingerbread tray Montessori-inspired fun, making crafts and so much more.
Gingerbread Man Printable Packs – Check out over 60 pages for ages 2-7. There is a tot (toddler) pack, a pre-k pack, and a pack for K-2nd. These are designed to go alongside the Gingerbread Friends book and The Gingerbread Man. You can also download a Gingerbread Man ABC Matching set the activity to go with the packs.
Montessori Inspired Gingerbread Man Printables and Activities – Some of the printables are for first graders, but others can be used for second grade and third graders. Find super cool Montessori-Inspired activities like a visual discrimination fine-motor activity, color sort, odd & even activity, symmetry design tray, and more.
Gingerbread Man Crafts:
Blank Gingerbread Man to Decorate – This totally blank gingerbread man free printable is left to your child’s imagination to decorate. They can make it a boy or girl and as simple or as fancy as they would like.
Gingerbread Man Templates – At the very bottom of the page, you can get your Gingerbread man templates totally free. There are several designs of the gingerbread men. One is to be printed on white paper, an outline picture, and a complete gingerbread man.
Gingerbread Man Shape Matching Busy Bag – Check out these instructions full of ideas to cut felt for the very best decorated gingerbread man there is. This is a great little activity to add to your busy bag collections during the holiday season.
Book Making with the Gingerbread Man – Your kids can make their very own Gingerbread man storybook with this super fun activity. Kids will learn all sorts of things with this book-making activity. They will learn to match words to pictures, reading left to right, and much more.
Paper Plate Gingerbread Man – This adorable paper plate gingerbread man craft is a perfect activity for Christmas time. It is fun and simple to do. There will be painting fun and help with fine motor development.
Add this fun gingerbread house learning activity, Goody Gumdrops Game from Bethany at Math Geek Mama.
Don’t forget to make some delicious gingerbread or/and gingerbread man cookies at home as well!
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!