These 20+ gingerbread preschool printables will be perfect for your early childhood lesson plans this Christmas season. Included in these free gingerbread printables are math activities such as ten frames, literacy activities to teach sight words, fine motor worksheets for pre-writing practice, and more! Grab them all, then don’t miss the rest of our free Christmas printables.
Gingerbread Printables for Preschoolers
Nothing is quite as fun as a preschool gingerbread man preschool theme! It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year. We do it every year as the last week before Christmas break. It’s a perfect lead up to the holidays, especially if you’re in a classroom or school that doesn’t celebrate Christmas.
With so many adorable themed activities available, it’s easy to complete your gingerbread lesson plans. There are dramatic play opportunities where the kids can make their own gingerbread men, gingerbread songs, gingerbread crafts, and so much more!
Plus, I’ve gathered my favorite free gingerbread printables for you to use. These 20+ free preschool gingerbread printables are a fantastic way to add some low-prep, hands-on learning to your lesson plans.
Just print and go! And as always, these early childhood printables are for the win!
FAQs About Gingerbread Theme for Preschoolers
The gingerbread man story is a famous folktale about a gingerbread boy who runs away from home and is eaten by a fox. The moral of this story is to be careful about who you trust. There have been gingerbread songs for preschoolers written about it, as well as crafts, because of it’s new-found popularity.
The gingerbread theme is very popular for preschoolers around Christmastime. Besides reading a variety of gingerbread man stories, some favorite activities among 3 to 4 year olds are building gingerbread houses and making gingerbread cookies. Here is a gingerbread playdough recipe that can be made into cookies!
A gingerbread man theme can be added to your math and literacy activities, too, like in this gingerbread alphabet game and this gingerbread color sorting game.
This edible gingerbread playdough receipe is perfect for preschoolers to play with, but also doubles as a cookie recipe too! Mix up a batch and split it with your preschoolers to play with while you bake some delicious crispy gingerbread cookies!
Gingerbread Man Books
There are now so many different versions of The Gingerbread Man, and we love them all! Here are some of my favorites, as well as other gingerbread theme picture books I like to read my class during circle time.
20+ Gingerbread Printables for Preschoolers
These 20+ gingerbread themed printables are the perfect addition to your preschool lesson plans this winter. They include fun, hands-on ways for early learners practice math skills, literacy skills, fine motor skills, and more!
One Quick Gingerbread Man Printable for Hours of Learning
Provide hours of fun learning activities with this single gingerbread man printable. With three different ways to use it, your preschooler will love practicing counting (and playing with the cute gingerbread men)! Add this gingerbread printable to your circle time activities.
Gingerbread Counting Numbers Printable Math Mats
These free printable gingerbread counting mats can be used several different ways. The addition of glass beads, pom poms, buttons, etc. can bring an added element of fun as your student practices counting and number recognition.
Free Gingerbread Man Counting Cards
These gingerbread man counting cards help preschoolers learn the numbers 1-20. There's also some pre-writing practice in the form of number tracing!
Gingerbread Roll and Count Math Game
This free gingerbread roll and count game is a super fun way to practice counting. Try using reusable dry erase sleeves instead of laminating so you can switch out the printables as your students move up the number line!
Gingerbread Count and Cover Mats
Are you looking for a hands-on, differentiated way for your students to learn counting, number recognition and number sense? These gingerbread count and cover mats are perfect for the job!
Gingerbread Playdough Mats
These gingerbread playdough mats are the perfect way to combine counting practice with hands-on learning. You can have students trace the number with their fingers, count up to it with their fingers, name the letters and read the word out loud, and more.
Gingerbread Ten Frames Free Printable
These gingerbread man printable ten frames for preschool and kindergarten teach a variety of early math concepts. They require little prep, few materials, and can be used in several different ways.
Gingerbread 10 Frame Counting Mats
These gingerbread ten frame counting mats include 10 gingerbread counting mats with blank 10 frames, and 10 gingerbread counting mats with the 10 frames correctly filled in. This makes it perfect for different leveled learners!
Gingerbread Man Theme Old Maid Card Game
This gingerbread man theme old maid card game requires almost no prep. Preschoolers can practice letter matching with this fun game where everyone's a winner!
6 Fun Gingerbread Alphabet Activities with Free Printable
Who doesn't like to have one printable you can use six different ways? This gingerbread alphabet activity can be used for matching upper and lowercase letters, name spelling practice, sight word practice, and more.
Gingerbread Man Printable: Alphabet Activities for Kids
This gingerbread man alphabet activity includes uppercase and lowercase gingerbread boys and girls. Try taping the houses to paper towel rolls so they stand up on their own!
Gingerbread ABCs Preschool Alphabet Printables
This gingerbread ABC printables is very engaging for little learners. These mats are designed one-to-a-page, giving you lots of flexibility when printing.
Gingerbread Match and Cover the Alphabet
This gingerbread match and cover alphabet activity is a fun, differentiated way to learn the alphabet and letter sounds. It would be an excellent addition to your alphabet or literacy centers.
Initial Sound Gingerbread Puzzles
Your students will have so much fun putting together these initial sound gingerbread puzzles, they won't even know they're learning! Each puzzle contains a letter of the alphabet with an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, and a picture of something that begins with that letter.
Editable Gingerbread Board Game
This adorable gingerbread board game can be used in a variety of ways. It's editable, so you can type in whatever you want to suit your students' needs.
Gingerbread Theme Line Tracing Printable
This line tracing worksheet is the perfect addition to your gingerbread theme. Have your preschooler use crayons or markers to trace the lines and build muscle in their hands.
Gingerbread Fine Motor Number Tracing Cards
These gingerbread man fine motor number tracing cards will help train small hands as they begin learning to write. They fit perfectly into December and practice so many preschool skills.
Gingerbread Tracing Worksheets
These adorable gingerbread tracing worksheet mats are great winter and Christmas kids activities. These prewriting activities for preschool and kindergarten kids help strengthen their fingers, improve their visual perception, and are just plain cute!
Letter Tracing Gingerbread Printables
This gingerbread ABC tracing printable helps preschoolers practice writing every letter of the alphabet in both upper and lowercase. They're super easy to prep and they make excellent morning work pages, literacy centers, or early finisher activities.
Gingerbread Letter Tracing Strips
These gingerbread letter tracing strips are perfect for practicing one letter of the alphabet at a time. This download includes both upper and lowercase letters.
Your preschoolers will certainly enjoy these gingerbread man themed learning fun activities! Whether you choose the gingerbread worksheets for preschool or the gingerbread play dough activities, there is something for everyone with these learning activities!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.