The Gingerbread Man Crafts and Lesson Plan Printable Activities

The Gingerbread Man Crafts and Lesson Plan Printable Activities

The children and the young at heart are in for a real treat! A fun version of "The Gingerbread Man" and other educational activities.


  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring and writing tools
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • Additional supplies may be required for the crafts

What is gingerbread?
Gingerbread is a type of cake or cookie flavored with ginger and molasses. Ginger is the root of a tropical plant, used as a spice to flavor food. Molasses is a thick, sweet dark brown syrup made from sugar cane.

Gingerbread man is a biscuit or cookie made of gingerbread, usually in the shape of stylized human. These originated in England, and have been adapted to various seasonal themes and holidays, such as Christmas, Halloween or Easter.

This classical fairy tale has endless possibilities for activities and topics. Here are some suggested activities and various resources.

Activity: Alphabet Letter G is for Gingerbread

Present and practice soft letter G is for Gingerbread which is an appropriate activity with this story.

You may also want to present alphabet activities related to the animals in the story version selected.

Materials: Gingerbread Man or Woman  Patterns | Templates:
These patterns are suitable for numerous crafts and learning activities: name tags, sizing, counting, sorting, lacing, bulletin boards, garlands and more..

Print on sturdy paper to use as stencils that children can trace on brown paper bag or print directly to brown construction paper and children can cut out. Decorate with pom poms, sequins, buttons, etc.

Activities, crafts and coloring pages for the animals featured in The Gingerbread Man online story: Pig | Horse | Cow | Fox | Other versions feature a Sheep or ram: male sheep

Activity: Read The Gingerbread Man: The Gingerbread Man (also known as the The Gingerbread Boy or The Gingerbread Runner) is a fairy tale about a Gingerbread man that escapes, is chased by humans, farm animals, and is outsmarted and gobbled up by a fox.

Have fun reading and discussing this fun rhythmic tale!

English Talking Book: The Gingerbread Man @ YouTube.

Animals featured in this version are: pig, horse, cow, fox

External resources:
Visit The Gingerbread Man thematic unit at (adaptable for kindergarten to 2nd grade)
For preschool the story sequencing activity is a favorite.

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