Gingerbread books are my favorite picture books for kids in December. Every year, my second grade students and I would embark on a fun Gingerbread Reading Unit, where students would compare and contrast the different versions of gingerbread stories.
Throughout this unit, I would read seven to ten different gingerbread books. I’ve made a quick video showing you my top favorites. Click HERE to watch it.
A fun activity to do during your gingerbread read aloud is the “Gingerbread on a Stick.” Students get a blank copy of the gingerbread man on cardstock. They decorate it, cut it out and glue it to a popsicle stick.
Every time students hear me read a catch phrase aloud, they hold up their gingerbread on a stick. This is a great way to encourage active listening during the read aloud, and it just adds a whole lot more fun!
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Finally, if you are looking to get any of the gingerbread picture books that I shared, I recommend checking out your local library or your school library first. Otherwise, I’ve put my Amazon links to each book below.
I would love for you to share your favorite gingerbread stories with me in the comments!