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History of Gingerbread Men

In this lesson your children will learn about the origins of gingerbread men, do some activities, and bake gingerbread cookies.

Whitney Walters
K-1GingerbreadELAHolidaysReadingsight words

Encourage your young learner to practice their sight words with fun holiday-themed gingerbread man sight word flash cards.


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Ann Ash

Run! Run! As fast as you can! You can’t catch me! I’m the Gingerbread Man! These activities were created for toddlers. Use these short, fun, and low prep gingerbread man activities to practice counting, shape sorting, color sorting, letter matching, and prewriting skills. Your toddler will also create gingerbread man art and get moving with a fun gross motor skill game!


In this lesson your child will learn about the history of gingerbread houses, read two different versions of Hansel and Gretel, and decorate their very own gingerbread house or gingerbread cookies!


This lesson will help your child explore the concept of describing character while reading the classic tale by Jan Brett. Although it isn’t specifically a holiday book, it is perfect for the holiday season!


This lesson examines numbers, letters, colors, and emotions through observational and hands-on learning with Gingerbread.

Grades 1-2ELAReading

After reading a Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett, you can use these comprehension questions to probe your child’s thinking and understanding of the story.

Grades 5-8ELASocialAuthorsBooksWomen

In this lesson children will learn about what a potboiler is and why they are written. They will also learn about the different modes of transportation in the 1860s and compare transportation times to today in this lesson on chapters 30-35 of Little Women.

Found in lesson: … in the Little Women Toolkit to make gingerbread nuts with your child. Cooking together not …

Grades 5-8ELASocialBooksDoctorWomen

After reading chapters 18-23 of Little Women, children will learn what Civil War hospitals were like, what medical advancements were seen in the 19th century and learn about the then deadly disease, Scarlet Fever. Children will also make orange pomanders and gingersnap cookies as the March family celebrates Christmastime once again!

Found in lesson: … Make Christmastime is the perfect time for gingerbread and gingersnaps, and in the Little Women …


In this lesson you will learn the history of Christmas cookies, complete some activities, and bake cookies.

Found in lesson: … Cane by Whitney W. History of the Gingerbread Man by Whitney W. History of Snowmen …


This is a 2-3 hour folklore lesson with hands-on, interactive, learn through play activities.

Found in lesson: … of these picture book stories. BOOKS Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett La Princesa …

Grades 2-5LifeScienceCareersSTEM

This is a lesson showing children that anyone can be an engineer.

Found in lesson: … one. Pick some engineering projects to complete. Gingerbread Man Trap Balloon Car Save Fred Candy …

Grades 2-4ELAWriting

Help your child practice their ability to write descriptive how-to instructions with the December Edition of Writing Instruction printables. Choose from a variety of December topics for interesting themed writing practice.

Found in lesson: … wrap a gift, how to assemble a gingerbread house, or how to build a snowman …


In this lesson you and your child will learn about Christmas in Wales, including their traditions, recipes, and more.

Found in lesson: … Cakes Welsh Cheese and Onion Cake Welsh Gingerbread Welsh Speckled Bread Let’s Recap! While …


In this document, you will find information about and links to MANY curated collections of lessons that are available on Flock! These collections were created with children of all ages in mind. Exploring lessons in collections is a great way to: find related lessons for children of different ages, explore lessons that work well together, dig deeper into topics, and find new inspiration.

Found in lesson: … such as: Play Basketball Day (Dec. 2nd), Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Decorating Day (Dec 12th …

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