December is one of my FAVORITE months in my classroom! I love the excitement in my student’s faces, I love the fun Christmas activities for the classroom, and I’ll be honest, I love the countdown to Christmas vacation! I love Christmas read aloud stories too. When I get to do a gingerbread man books read aloud, I am one happy teacher.
Focusing on gingerbread man reading activities means your students who do not celebrate holidays can also participate. (Always check with their parents first, just in case.)
Gingerbread Man Books Read Aloud
Here are 5 Christmas read aloud stories focusing on the story of The Gingerbread Man. Chances are, you have one or two of these in your classroom library, but just in case you need a copy, clicking on the links will lead you to an Amazon affiliate link. We will earn a small amount from Amazon, but at no extra cost to you!
The Gingerbread Girl
The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst is a really fun story with a little surprise at the end for the fox! Your students will love seeing the story of the Gingerbread Man adapted with this spunky gingerbread girl in The Gingerbread Girl children’s book.
The Classic Gingerbread Man Read Aloud
The Gingerbread Man by Karen Schmidt was one of the first Christmas books I added to my classroom library. It’s still one of my favorites to begin my gingerbread classroom activities. It’s simple, it’s the traditional story, and it’s easy for your students to follow along because of its predictive text.
The Gingerbread Man Loose In The School
The Gingerbread Man Loose In The School by Laura Murray was a recent purchase for my gingerbread man reading activities. This is a fun book your students will love because instead of running away in the countryside, the gingerbread man runs away in a school with all the teachers giving chase!
The Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas
The Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas by Laura Murray is the next book in her series. I recommend this book because it focuses on the gingerbread man as a character doing something good, instead of causing mischief.
The Gingerbread Boy
And finally, you have The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone. Again, this is one of those classic gingerbread man books read aloud that you’ll want to add to your classroom library nook.
More Activities To Match Your Gingerbread Man Books Read Aloud
That last week of school before Christmas break is a great time to fill your lesson plans with gingerbread man activities for elementary students! Here are some gingerbread theme activities you might be interested in!
The Story Of The Gingerbread Man Listening Center Activities
The Gingerbread Man Reader’s Theater Scripts
Gingerbread Math Worksheets
More Activities And Gingerbread Man Books Read Aloud
https://teachingfirsties.com/gingerbread-classroom-activities/Every year, I have the gingerbread man run away from my students! We made missing posters, printable books, and more! Read about how to plan this week here.
And everything you need for your gingerbread man activities for 1st grade is available here.
I really hope you enjoy your gingerbread man reading activities. And after that? Take your Christmas break and rest!