As it nears the Christmas season, I am ready to brainstorm some fun and festive learning activities to incorporate into our day. Learning to write is definitely a process, and many kids need further practice with various writing strokes and the fine motor control needed for them. These gingerbread prewriting strips are a fun way to build up early writing skills, and get us in the holiday spirit!
*These pair perfectly with our fun gingerbread math and literacy centers.
Gingerbread Prewriting Strips
To get these strips ready, I printed them on cardstock (this helps them to not bend as easily) and then laminated them so that I could use them with dry erase markers.
You could use regular markers, or for kids who are ready for a more pencil-like grip, you could use skinny dry erase markers.
Letters are made up of various strokes. There are straight lines, curves, slants, zig-zags, and more.
These writing strips give kids a fun way to practice those strokes and build up the skills needed to form letters.
Grab a strip, and help the gingerbread man get to his house by tracing the lines!
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Are you ready to use the gingerbread prewriting strips with your own kids? Grab your copy by clicking the yellow button at the very end of the post.
Be sure to check out these 20 awesome gingerbread activities for kids from some of my favorite kid bloggers too!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Gingerbread Math – Making Five // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Gingerbread Pattern Cards // The STEM Laboratory
Science Christmas Ornaments: Long Lasting Gingerbread Ornaments // Schooling a Monkey
Initial Sound Gingerbread Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Decorate a Gingerbread Man Art Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Gingerbread Addition Mats // The Kindergarten Connection
Gingerbread Coverall Games // Recipe for Teaching
Gingerbread Man Counting Cards // Sara J Creations
Gingerbread Pre-Writing Strips // Letters of Literacy
Gingerbread Clip Cards // Fun With Mama
Gingerbread 2D Shape Match and Count // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Gingerbread Story Sequencing // DIY Farm Wife
Gingerbread Play Dough// Play and Learn Everyday
Gingerbread House Building STEM // Science Kiddo
Gingerbread Ten Frame Counting Mats // Modern Preschool
Gingerbread Man Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Gingerbread Man Sight Word Game // Playdough to Plato
Gingerbread Man Stamping // Simple Play Ideas
Gingerbread Number Line Addition to 12 // Fairy Poppins
Gingerbread Man Addition Cork Board Game // Adventures of Adam