Gingerbread Fun!

Phew these days are flying by! I am SO behind in my posting! I’ll catch you up with a little gingerbread fun!

Here is a peek at our week from last week:

Literacy Centers:


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The gingerbread lane ending sound activity is from Julie Lee’s Gingerbread pack.


Math Centers:


I loved this number word center when I saw it on Mrs. Mayas blog! I totally had to copy it! Thanks for the inspiration!


The kids LOVE the double dice!


Penny and nickel discrimination.

countthe room

Count the room.

And of course we read lots of traditional retellings of the Gingerbread Man/Boy.  The kids are having SO much fun with this!!

Here are some things we did in our reader’s workshop notebooks:


You can download these pages below.  I reduced them by about 78% so the kiddos could glue them into their reader’s workshop  notebooks.

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We also have been comparing the characters and the endings of each story we read.  Here is a sneak peek of the retelling cards:


When I finish all of them, I will post them here!

And I just had to share this beautiful board that is across the hall from my classroom.  This was done by our amazingly talented reading paraprofessional.  She puts my boards to shame! ha!


I would love to read a comment if you download something here! They make me so happy Smile


  1. I love your Gingerbread writing freebies! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  2. Thanks for sharing! These are going in my gingerbread file for next year!

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

  3. Wow, those bulletin boards are amazing!

  4. Love it all!! The reindeer are too, too cute!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  5. OK...see, that's what happens when my husband talks to me while I am typing at 7am! Insert above "gingerbread people" for reindeer....not sure where I got reindeer!! lol
    First Grade Blue SKies

  6. Soo cute! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What fun centers!! Can you tell me where I might get a copy of the gingerbread count the room and candy cane patterns?

    Thanks so much,

  8. Thanks so much for the free downloads. I love using math and literacy stations in my kindergarten class and you have given me some really great ideas. I love your blog!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing! I think I could spend the entire month of December on the Gingerbread Man theme and not run out of new and interesting things to do! Merry Christmas!

  10. Thanks Kathleen! I plan on using the Cause and Effect paper! My kids are having so much fun with the Gingerbread Man. Your generosity is appreciated!

    ~ Amy

  11. Thanks for sharing I will be using the cause and effect definitely, I hope you will share the retelling cards, I would love to use them in my classroom. Thanks again, and happy holidays!!!!!!

  12. Hi Kathleen!
    I would love to see more of your readers workshop notebooks for kindergarteners. Are they mentioned in another post? Where can I look?

  13. Love Love Love!! I downloaded the GingerBread Buttons sheet! I will be back soon as I am planning next week!! THREE DAYS!! Gonna be full of Gingerbread!! LOVE IT!

    Happy Holidays!!

  14. Hi, Can you tell me where I could get the retelling cards you used to compare the stories?

    Thanks for all the great stuff!


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  16. Thank you for the Gingerbread Man freebies. I downloaded the gingerbread Man ran away from page. My kids will love being creative about what he ran away from!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing the gingerbread cause/effect practice.
    It fits perfectly with bot the holiday theme and language arts standards. Happy Holidays!

  18. I read your blog and share your AMAZING work with my children! They enjoy many of the center activities and worksheets. I love that you teacher reading comprehension skills in Kindergarten!

  19. Loved it all - and of course now my sweet tooth is crying out to me!


  20. Thanks so much for the great ideas. I can't wait for the retelling cards. :)

  21. I LOVE all of these ideas!!!!!!!!!!! I love your freebies too!! Thank you! Thank you!!! I love your idea of putting foam in the bottom of your container to roll dice in. I have seen many variations of this and I am going to try this in my classroom. You are so awesome!!! Super cool ideas!

  22. I love all of your ideas! How neat. Thank you for sharing! Where did you get the dice that you add pictures to? Thanks!

  23. Thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to put your ideas to use in my classroom :)

  24. Adorable! Can I get the Count the Room anywhere?

  25. I can't wait to use these ideas with my students.

  26. WOW! I Love it...
    and i thing thats good for you >>

    DREAM MEANNING Thank you!