I really enjoyed designing this gingerbread writing and activity packet and hope you have a lot of fun with your kiddos doing these interesting activities. This is the perfect packet, for that last day before vacation, when everyone is especially “energetic”.
hand, put up the wanted posters in your room. Run off the masters and
put the notes, signs and clues in a variety of places in your school: cafeteria, library, office, gym etc. Get your principal, secretary, cafeteria staff etc. in on your adventure and give them a clue card.
After reading the original gingerbread man story, tell your students that you are going on an “ed-venture”. Explain that the gingerbread man is on the loose in their school and that their job is to find clues to hopefully discover his where abouts.
The last clue leads everyone back to your classroom, where they find a note from the gingerbread man. (While you are gone, have a helper lay out gingerbread or cookie treats, as a special surprise snack. )
Have them take a bite of their cookie, and then graph the results. I’ve also included an “I like, or I don’t like the taste of gingerbread.” graph.
For writing practice, I’ve included a class book, where each student contributes a page about the
adventure. There are templates for students to do this separately or in
There’s also a graphic organizer where students name their own personal gingerbread man, then draw and describe him. (Great practice for using adjectives.)