Gingerbread Pre-Writing Activity

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure policy here.


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. This free Gingerbread Pre-Writing Activity is a fun way to build up early writing skills and get us in the holiday spirit!

*Pair with our Gingerbread Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

This free Gingerbread Pre-Writing Activity is a fun way to build up early writing skills and various writing strokes needed to form letters!

Gingerbread Pre-Writing Activity

Letters are made up of various strokes. There are straight lines, curves, slants, zig-zags, and more. These pre-writing strips give kids a fun way to practice those strokes and build up the skills needed to form letters.

To get this activity ready, I printed the pre-writing strips on cardstock (this helps them to not bend as easily) and then laminated them so that I could use them with dry erase markers. It also makes them reusable!

Laminate these pre-writing strips and kids can use dry erase markers to write with.

RELATED RESOURCE: December Pocket Chart Activities

Ways to Use the Pre-Writing Activity

You could have your kids use thick markers to trace, or for kids who are ready for a more pencil-like grip, you could use fine point dry erase markers.

If using these pre-writing strips as a one-time-use activity, we like to use fun writing utensils like skinny markers and colored pencils to trace the lines. This adds an extra element of fun!

Now it’s time to grab a strip and help the gingerbread man get to his house by tracing the lines!

These pre-writing activity give kids a fun way to practice curves, slants, and straight lines.

No matter how you use this pre-writing activity in your classroom it is sure to be a hit this holiday season!

Grab Your FREE Copy

Are you ready to use these gingerbread pre-writing strips with your kids? Get your free copy by clicking the large, yellow download button below!

Want unlimited access to even MORE of our activities and resources? Join us in the Print and Play Club!

Your planning will be so much easier with instant access to:

  • hundreds of printables
  • every TKC resource
  • video lessons
  • a digital games vault
  • Pre-K and TK Scope & Sequence
  • a PLAYlist of fun songs AND activities
  • professional development
  • additional teacher resources…
Want unlimited access to tons of activities and resources for Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten? Join us in the Print and Play Club!

Be sure to request an invitation so that you don’t miss your chance to be part of the best early childhood club around!

Click Here to Download Your Printable

Even More Gingerbread Learning Fun

Be sure to check out these 20 awesome gingerbread activities for kids from some of my favorite kid bloggers too!


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 Activity // The Kindergarten Connection

Gingerbread Clip Cards // Fun With Mama

Gingerbread 2D Shape Match and Count // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

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

Latest posts by Alex (see all)
Gingerbread Pre-Writing Activity

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *