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Run, run, run as fast as you can! This free Gingerbread Write the Room Activity is a “must have” for your writing centers this holiday season! Gingerbread-themed activities are some of my favorites and your students will have a blast reading and writing with this gingerbread hide and seek writing printable!
*Pair this with our Gingerbread Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Gingerbread Write the Room Activity
This is a great activity to use in your Kindergarten literacy centers or pair children up with a partner for a game of hide, find, and write the word! The students are sure to love it!
This activity is super easy to prep. Begin by printing the gingerbread vocabulary cards and recording sheet. I recommend laminating the vocabulary cards for durability and reuse.
Single Player Play
For use as a single player activity, start by taping the vocabulary words around the classroom or adding them to pocket charts. Have children walk around the room to find the gingerbread vocabulary cards.
When they find a word, they match it to the picture on their recording sheet, and write the word in the box next to the vocabulary picture.
We like to write with crayons to make the activity extra fun!
When played in pairs, one child will hide the pictures around the classroom while the other child finds them. The child that is “seeking” will then write the words on their own recording sheet.
When all picture cards have been found, the children switch. This way each child gets a chance to hide, seek, and write!
This is my favorite way to use this activity!
BONUS Gingerbread Song!
Songs are powerful AND super fun too! That’s why we want to share with you one of our favorite action songs – and it’s gingerbread-themed!
This is a simple song for December that will get your kids up and moving and is sung to the tune of “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush.” We love quick and easy songs that we can sing together at Circle Time or for a quick brain break!
Check out the video to hear our gingerbread song in action. You will definitely want to sing it with your students this winter!
The gingerbread man
runs fast through town,
down the street and all around.
The gingerbread man
runs fast through town.
Catch him if you can!
The gingerbread man hops…
The gingerbread man skips…
The gingerbread man twirls…
Grab Your FREE Copy
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Even More Gingerbread Fun
Want more Gingerbread fun?! Hop on over to see some awesome gingerbread activities and printables from some of my favorite kid bloggers!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Gingerbread Write the Room // The Kindergarten Connection
Editable Gingerbread Board Game // Fun Learning for Kids
Gingerbread Man Theme Old Maid Card Game // Stay at Home Educator
Gingerbread Playdough Mats // The STEM Laboratory
Retelling the Gingerbread Man // Sara J. Creations
Gingerbread Man Printable Ten Frames // Fun A Day
Gumdrop Patterns // Playdough to Plato
How to Make a Gingerbread House Writing Craftivity // Literacy with the Littles
Gingerbread Problem Solving // Recipe for Teaching
Gingerbread Number Puzzles Freebie // A Dab of Glue Will Do
How to Bake Gingerbread Cookies Cut and Paste // Happy Days in First Grade
Gingerbread CVC Mats // Fairy Poppins
Holiday Gingerbread Syllable Sort // Mrs. Jones Creation Station
Gingerbread House I Spy // Teach Me Mommy
Gingerbread Sight Word Game // The Kindergarten Connection