Gingerbread man books are great for reading with young children because of the repetition with words and strong picture clues. They are also a great way to celebrate the season in schools that do not celebrate holidays.
Here are our favorite gingerbread man books.
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The Gingerbread Man Books
Read a classic Gingerbread Book, Retell the Story
Gain familiarity with the traditional story line by reading and retelling a classic or traditional version. Retell the story in your own words. Let the kids act it out in groups or use puppets as props in their retelling.
The Gingerbread Man (First Readers)
Richard Scarry’s The Gingerbread Man (Little Golden Book)
The Gingerbread Man: My First Reading Book
Read a Gingerbread Book, Then Write Your Own Version BUT Change the Setting
Read a series of Gingerbread Books from the same series. Discuss similar themes in each of the stories. Then create your own Gingerbread Tale in a new setting. Tell or write the story. Maybe your gingerbread man will get loose in the zoo, in the library, or at the grocery store!
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck
Read a Gingerbread Book, Then Compare it With A Story from Another Culture
Many traditional tales are told around the world, it a different way. In Russia, the gingerbread man is Kalobok, or a round bread that runs from the children. Read a set of gingerbread books and compare. How are the stories similar? How are the stories different? Make a Venn diagram to chart.
The Matzo Ball Boy (Picture Puffin Books)
The Musubi Man: Hawai’i’s Gingerbread Man
Read a Gingerbread Book, then talk about how the character differs from the “traditional” tale.
The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers
Three Pigs and a Gingerbread Man (Tadpoles: Fairytale Jumbles)
The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)
Gingerbread Book Activities
Here are some fun and easy Gingerbread activities to go along with these adorable Gingerbread books.
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