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Using Gingerbread Cookies to Teach Writing—with FREE download!

This is a guest post by blogger Laureen. If you like what you see here, you can check out her blog,   Teach with Laughter , for more of her writing.

Hi again! I’ve been enjoying my visits here on the Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog.   The last time I was here I shared my excitement about one of the Story World Real World sets and today I’m excited to share another activity with you that can be used with the  Story World Real World Gingerbread Man    set.  

I am sure that you are familiar with the traditional tale of  The Gingerbread Man .   Well, Hameray has published the most adorable version and paired it up with three informational texts,  Gingerbread Kids Fun With Food   and  Run! Run! As Fast As You Can!  

Today, I’m going to focus on  Gingerbread Kids .  It explains how to make gingerbread cookies—from putting on the aprons through until after they are eaten, and even includes a recipe!

My suggestion—bake the  cookies with your students. Not only will they be excited, but the school kitchen will smell delicious!!!

Have you ever used  flip-flap writing books  with your students?  I’ve created one to use with gingerbread cookies and I am thrilled with how it turned out.

Before students begin writing, I’d have then brainstorm, as a class, all about gingerbread cookies. I’ve included a header and the  can have , and  are  gingerbread men to use in a pocket chart or on chart paper. Students can write in their flip-flap books by using the list.


Laureen is a first-grade teacher in Canada. She has been teaching kindergarten and grade one for more than twenty years.   Laureen loves to make learning fun and you can find her at her blog,   Teach With Laughter . You can also   visit her TPT page here .


To learn more about   Story World Real World ,   click here to visit our website , or click the series highlights image below to download information sheets with key features .   To get today's free activity download, click the image to the right below!