I love teaching using the Gingerbread Man! My kids in 2nd and 3rd have loved doing all these fun activities.
One of the activities that I have done with my students is a Gingerbread Ornament made with cinnamon. This is so easy and make the whole room smell like cinnamon. The ingredients are cinnamon, applesauce, and glue. That’s it!
These are not mine but click on the picture to take you to the link on how to make them.
Another fun activity that I did with my 2nd graders several years ago involved water, milk, and a gingerbread man cookie. This easy science experiment has kids really thinking why the Gingerbread Man can’t cross the river himself. We came up with reasons why he can’t get wet before doing the experiment. Then I stuck a gingerbread cookie in a glass of water and a glass of milk to see what would happen. Of course the cookies dissolved. This lead to a great discussion of why the cookie dissolves.
Click on the picture to see what a kindergarten class did with this Gingerbread Man.
I also love to have the students write their own version of the Gingerbread Man. I have them do a rough draft and then when they are ready the students write the final copy on Gingerbread Man lined paper. They loved making these little books of their original stories. You can download this free activity by clicking on the picture.
I hope you enjoy these activities!